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HU-16 Upgrade – Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS)

August 18, 2022
Grumman HU-16 Albatross cockpit avionics upgrade

Our Grand Old Lady just got a facelift! It is now equipped with an Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS) featuring a Head-UP display and Maxviz 400 FLIR as well as Electronic Flight Information System, featuring dual colour touch-screen displays.

The avionics upgrade will render our HU-16 useful not only for transport category aircraft performance and flying qualities evaluations, but also for avionics systems flight testing including HUD and HDD evaluations, Electro-Optics and FLIR testing as well as Cockpit Workload measurement exercises.

Now for the fun part as we start the flight test programme!

  • Front view of HU-16 Albatross nose in hangar of ITPS
  • Heads-up Display EFVS Upgrade to HU-16 seaplane at ITPS Canada
  • Head-up display and FLIR upgrades to Grumman Albatross HU-16 at ITPS