Opgal was the first to develop and market an innovative landing-assist and situational awareness thermal-imaging camera for an EVS (Enhanced Vision System). Opgal is also by far the largest manufacturer of EVS cameras with landing credit. Installed as a standard feature in many airplanes, EVS systems facilitate precision approaches and safe landings 24/7 in reduced visibility conditions including thick fog, smog, heavy rain, and snow. As an added benefit, EVS-trained crews are permitted to descend below published minimums before visually detecting the runway or approach lights, due to the overwhelming safety benefits of EVS.
Opgal’s EVS AP camera is a field proven, highly sensitive, wide-spectrum infrared camera, which provides aerial camera systems with clear Head-Up Display (HUD) video images of the runway environment, enabling safe taxiing, takeoff, precision approach, and landing.
The EVS AP 640 leverages Opgal’s time-tested EVS technology, to provide a better, clearer, and safer FEVS experience. Certified for landing minima on CAT II runways, the EVS AP 640 is designed for intuitive out-of-the-window flying, making any taxi, takeoff, cruise, or landing clearer and safer.
These EVS cameras go above and beyond in their ability to enhance flight safety, even under harsh weather conditions. Even in circumstances such as fog, rain or snow, these enhanced vision systems for aviation are designed to provide clear sight for pilots and allow them to see clearly during all stages of the flight.