AerSale announced that the FAA has issued the company a supplemental type certificate (STC) for AerAware, the company’s enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) for the Boeing B737NG product line. The company says this achievement marks the world’s first commercial EFVS system to achieve a 50% visual advantage (over unaided natural vision) and the first large transport aircraft to be certified with a complete dual-pilot EFVS solution featuring a head-wearable display. AerSale developed the AerAware certification program under license with The Boeing Company, which included access to necessary technical services, maintenance and engineering data.
The certification of AerAware is the result of a collaboration with Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems company, which features the integration of ClearVision technology developed by their team, including dual SkyLens Head-Wearable Displays and a state-of-the-art EVS-5000 multispectral camera providing heads-up capability to overcome low visibility — both day and night. AerAware incorporates Synthetic Vision and Enhanced Vision Systems along with Primary Flight Display symbology, resulting in a user-controlled Combined Vision System that substantially increases situational awareness during all phases of flight including low visibility operations.
Nicolas Finazzo, AerSale’s CEO, stated, “Today marks a milestone achievement for AerSale as we announce the FAA’s issuance of a Supplemental Type Certificate for AerAware. I am proud of our team and grateful to our partners and the FAA for their tireless effort to complete a comprehensive and robust certification process and bring AerAware to its commercialization phase.”
Finazzo added, “This achievement not only establishes AerAware as the world’s first commercial EFVS system with a remarkable 50% visual advantage, but also puts the company in a leadership position to provide this advanced technology to airlines operating the Boeing 737NG family of aircraft. The proposition to customers is compelling, as enhanced safety combined with improved efficiency lowers airline operating costs, while reducing system bottlenecks and advancing environmental initiatives.”
AerAware’s benefits include enhanced safety, reduced operating costs, better airline efficiency and environmental advantages. The system’s core capability is its capacity to enhance safety and situational awareness during all phases of flight, and not just limited to low visibility weather conditions. Moreover, the AerAware EFVS system aligns with the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System project as an operational improvement initiative related to improved approaches and low-visibility operations. It is a key strategic aspect of the FAA’s Human Systems Integration Roadmap envisioned to achieve the transformation of the National Airspace System.
The newly certified AerAware system is available exclusively through AerSale and its business partner Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems company.