The Elbit Systems Skylens wearable head-up display (HUD) has started flight tests in final configuration mode on ATR-600 series regional turboprops. ATR is the launch customer for Skylens, which replaces the traditional Head Up Display (HUD) on commercial airliners with a more compact package adapted to regional aircraft. The system is also on offer as a retrofit to ATR-600 aircraft already in service, as well as to additional potential business aviation aftermarket customers.
Skylens is a part of Elbit’s Clearvision Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) family. It displays high-resolution information, images and video on a high-transparency visor. ATR officially announced the selection of Clearvision/Skylens in July 2015. Certification at that time was scheduled for 2017.
Suitable for day and night operations and in all weather conditions, the ClearVision system provides head-up information while minimizing the dependency on airport instrumentation. Equipped with the ClearVision EVS and Skylens wearable display, aircraft are capable of take-off and landing in low-visibility conditions and in locations that non-EVS equipped aircraft previously could not approach.