Elbit Systems' Skylens wearable HUD begins flying in final configuration onboard ATR-72/42 aircraft


Elbit Systems has announced that its Skylens wearable display has successfully started flights in final configuration mode on-board the new ATR-72/42 series aircraft.

ATR is the launch customer for Skylens, which replaces the traditional head-up display (HUD) with this configuration.

The system can also be offered as a retrofit to ATR-600 aircraft already in service, and provide additional potential business aviation aftermarket customers.

A part of the Clearvision enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) family, Skylens supplies high-resolution information, images and video on a high-transparency visor to pilots.

"ATR is the launch customer for Skylens, which replaces the traditional head-up display (HUD) with this configuration."

This HUD provides better flight safety and helps to operate in those airfields that lack proper infrastructure, as well as head-up information and reduced dependency on airport instrumentation.

The company claimed that the product can be used in all weather and visibility conditions.

Aircraft with ClearVision EVS and Skylens wearable display can take-off and land in low visibility conditions.

Elbit Systems comes with 30 years of experience for developing night-vision systems for military and commercial aircraft.

It has delivered more than 10,000 HUDs, helmet-mounted displays, and enhanced vision systems for military and civil operators worldwide.


Image: Skylens on-board ATR flight. Photo: courtesy of Elbitsystems.com.