VIDEO: Elbit Systems performs demo on Swiss helicopter

Elbit Systems, an international defense electronics company, has successfully demonstrated a flight using Skyvis.

The demonstration flight was onboard a Swiss Air Rescue REGA AgustaWestland AW109SP helicopter.

The Skyvis system will improve flight safety and situational awareness. SkyVis allows flying in limited visibility, this will increase the total number of rescue missions and ability of saving more lives.

A number of landing situations were tested, some of them using only the SkyVis while the pilot’s window was covered, landing on helipads and on a hospital rooftop.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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