The Bombardier enhanced vision system (BEVS) and head-up display (HUD) for the Challenger 605 jet has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification.

Offered as optional equipment on the Challenger 605 jet, the BEVS will improve situational awareness, the ability to observe runway lights and runway environment during low visibility and darkness. It will also enhance safety by helping pilots to identify runway incursions.

Part of the BEVS, the SureSight CMA-2600i infrared camera, positioned on the upper portion of the aircraft, will provide superior sensitivity and advanced processing of real-time images in darkness or low-visibility.

The camera’s positioning will also place the BEVS directly in line with the pilot’s visual reference point, making cockpit views more natural.

The BEVS will provide images of the approach, runway lighting and of terrain scenery that are displayed on the pilot’s HUD, as well as on the co-pilot’s multifunction display (MFD).

The MFD is a head-down display that provides the same level of situational awareness for better communication during critical phases of flight.

Equipped with the Pro Line 21 avionics suite and an all new cabin electronic system, the Challenger 605 jet features the widest stand-up cabin of any large category business jet available today.