Since Gulfstream announced its new Center of Excellence for Advanced Vision Systems at the 2004 Farnborough Air Show, the business-jet manufacturer has been developing advanced vision-enhancing products that improve both pilot situational awareness and safety of flight. Working with NASA and a number of avionics manufacturers, Gulfstream’s Savannah-based Center of Excellence for Advanced Vision Systems has led the effort for the past decade in bringing new vision-enhancing products to market. On Sept. 14, 2001 , when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified the Gulfstream Enhanced Vision System (EVS), Gulfstream became the first business aircraft manufacturer to offer this new addition to the flight deck. EVS enables pilots to see terrain, runways and approaches that otherwise are undetectable by unaided sight. Using a specially-designed forward-looking infrared (FLIR) camera, pilots can view an infrared, real-world image on the Head-Up Display (HUD).