Druk Air has ordered an ATR 42-600, a turboprop equipped with ClearVision system, intended to improve pilots´ situational awareness in low-visibility conditions, the company said.
The airframer — which is jointly owned by Airbus and Leonardo — says the aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in July 2019.
ClearVision is a wearable, transparent display which projects information into the pilot´s field of vision, similar to a head-up display.
Israel´s Elbit Systems supplies the equipment, which includes an enhanced vision system that uses information from a multi-spectral camera installed in the aircraft´s nose. It includes a synthetic vision system which generates images of terrain and obstacles based on a database.
The carrier already operates an ATR 42-500 and three Airbus A319s, ATR notes.
Drukair Corporation Limited, operating as Drukair — Royal Bhutan Airlines, is the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bhutan, headquartered in the western dzongkhag of Paro.