Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) and Landing Assists
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.