Avionics News February 2013 - 69
Banyan Air Service
BANYAN AIR SERVICE and VisionSafe have entered into an agreement, naming
Banyan an Emergency Vision Assurance System sales and service center for the southeast U.S. EVAS is an FAA tested and certified system available for all turboprop and jet
aircraft that displaces smoke, enabling pilots to see the flight path and instruments during
an emergency. The system is a compact, self-contained system weighing about 6 pounds
and is about the size of a flight manual.
According to Banyan, the EVAS system can be installed in just a few hours at its
facility. The system also can be purchased at Banyan, along with the STC for easy field
installation with the help of Banyan technical support, if needed. EVAS is currently certified and in use in corporate and transport aircraft around the world, including Airbus,
Boeing, Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault, Embraer, Gulfstream, Hawker Beechcraft and
“Cockpit smoke displacement systems have been endorsed by more than 50 airlines,
the Air Line Pilots Association and the Coalition of Airline Pilots Association as standard
equipment,” said ALVIE BARRON, Banyan’s director of technical sales. “All pilots should
see a demonstration of this safety equipment, and once installed the crew and passengers will feel much safer knowing their aircraft is outfitted with EVAS.”
● In other news...
Banyan Air Service received an Emergency Vision Assurance System simulator and is
offering free demonstrations on how this equipment can aid a pilot in the event of a smoke
emergency. The simulator was manufactured by VisionSafe especially for Banyan. It is
a completely self-contained unit with one seat, theatrical smoke and a filtration system.
Participants put on a pair of goggles and sit in the simulator as smoke invades the cockpit.
For more information, contact Banyan Air Service at 954-492-3568 or visit
FREEFLIGHT SYSTEMS has
gained approved model list STC
approval for its RANGR 978 MHz
ADS-B Out universal access transceiver and 1201 GPS/WAAS receiver
for most Cessna single-engine aircraft.
Developed on a Cessna 172
with Auburn University in Alabama
and SOUTHEAST AEROSPACE of
Melbourne, Fla., the AML STC also
applies to most Cessna 150/152 and
182 series models and is the first UAT
type-certified for light general aviation
STC approval clears the way for
Cessna aircraft owners to install fully
rule-compliant “NextGen approved”
ADS-B Out systems ahead of the
Jan. 1, 2020, mandated equipage
deadline. It also prepares avionics
shops to meet the impending workload increase, as about 225,000
aircraft – or 125 aircraft each working
day across the U.S. starting Jan. 1,
2013 – need ADS-B installations completed before the deadline.
FreeFlight Systems avionics
included in the STC are the RANGRTX UAT and model 1201 GPS/WAAS
high-integrity position source. The
FreeFlight Systems ADS-B Out solution integrates with most transponders
and typically does not require compatibility with or upgrades to other existing avionics systems.
For more information, contact
FreeFlight Systems at 254-662-0000
or visit www.freeflightsystems.com. q
Banyan Air Service is now a sales and service center for VisionSafe, manufacturer of the Emergency
Vision Assurance System.