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Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS)

Monochrome EFVS HUD Image of a runway

In our continuing effort to improve EFVS operational policy and the quality of service, the Flight Operations Group encourages EFVS stakeholders to provide feedback directly to our EFVS Operational Policy Team. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

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Please send us feedback on your EFVS operations experience through your tablet. The data you provide
helps us evaluate sensor performance and informs future operational credit policy.

EFVS operations experience

The following materials are available for your reference:

Number Title
§ 91.176 Straight-in landing operations below DA/DH or MDA using an Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) under IFR
§ 61.66 Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) Pilot Requirements
Advisory Circulars (AC)
Number Title
90-106 Enhanced Flight Vision Systems
20-167 Airworthiness Approval of Enhanced Vision System, Synthetic Vision System, Combined Vision System, and Enhanced Flight Vision System Equipment
FAA Internal Guidance
Number Title
Order 8900.1, Vol.4, Ch.17, § 1 Safety Assurance System: Evaluating an Application for OpSpec/MSpec/LOA C048, Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) Operations
Order 8900.1, Vol.4, Ch.17, § 2 Safety Assurance System: Instructions to Complete OpSpec/MSpec/LOA C048, Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) Operations
EFVS Newsletter
September 2021 (PDF)
June 2021 (PDF)
March 2021 (PDF)
December 2020 (PDF)
September 2020 (PDF)
June 2020 (PDF)
March 2020 (PDF)

EFVS Concept Diagram

Informational Documents
Date Title Revision
10/06/2020 EFVS Overview (PDF) 3
05/20/2020 EFVS Recent Flight Experience Requirements Explained for Part 91 Operators (PDF) 1
08/31/2020 EFVS Pilot Training Reference (PDF) 0
04/21/2021 EFVS Training Record Endorsements (PDF) 0
08/14/2020 OSR – Operational Credit for Enhanced Flight Vision Systems 3
Application Guides
Date Title Revision
10/06/2021 Part 91 – Application Guide (PDF) 6
03/08/2021 Part 91K – Application Guide (PDF) 0
09/09/2020 Part 121 – Application Guide (PDF) 0
09/09/2020 Part 129 – Application Guide (PDF) 0
08/23/2021 Part 135 – Application Guide (PDF) 3

Contact the Flight Operations Group’s EFVS focal point (listed below) for assistance with EFVS operational policy.

EFVS Focal Point: Scott McLellan
Phone: (202) 267-4363

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