Understanding the Emergency Vision Assurance System

Tony Kioussis and Chris Skurat, VisionSafe, discuss the importance of understanding Emergency Vision Assurance Systems (EVAS), and why the EVAS should it be considered a critical safety initiative.

Tony Kioussis  |  12th January 2022
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Tony Kioussis
Tony Kioussis

As President, Asset Insight, LLC, Tony provides valuations, audits, analytics and consulting services,...



Chris Skurat, VisionSafe’s Director of Sales for the company’s Business Aviation sector, how the discusses how the Emergency Vision Assurance System provides emergency backup allowing the pilot to see, and fly the aircraft to a safe landing, when smoke evacuation procedures are not sufficient.  

The topics covered include:

  • Understanding EVAS and why it should it be considered a critical safety initiative.
  • Why a smoke hood or Heads Up Display does not provide the safety capabilities offered by EVAS.
  • Some of the more common situations that could cause blinding smoke to enter the cockpit.
  • What type of aircraft operator should consider acquiring EVAS for their operation?
  • Installing EVAS on your aircraft and the FAA’s position on the system.
  • How does EVAS impact an aircraft’s financial value?

About Chris Skurat

Chris joined VisionSafe in October 2019, serving as the Director of Sales for OEM Part 135 & 91 Aircraft.  In this role, Chris will be the direct liaison with all Business Aviation OEMs to support their part 135 & 91 customers in their safety needs, specific to VisionSafe’s EVAS solution.

This will include product training, customer support & new business development.  In addition, Chris will work closely with aviation service providers including MROs and aircraft sales professionals to promote EVAS as an essential safety product for their client’s aircraft.

Prior to joining VisionSafe Chris was the Director of Sales & Customer Service at AMSTAT for 24 years. During his tenure at AMSTAT, Chris promoted the use of AMSTAT’s services and the industry’s leading global business aviation market intelligence source. 

Chris has been an active member of the business aviation community, serving on various committees, including the National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA), the Education Committee for International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA), and as member of the HAI Finance and Leasing Committee.

Chris received his BA in Economics with a concentration in Accounting & Statistics from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.  He is also in the process of training for his private pilot’s license.

VisionSafe Corporation

VisionSafe Corporation is the inventor, manufacturer and distributor of EVAS (Emergency Vision Assurance System).  EVAS is the only FAA-certified cockpit smoke displacement system available within the aviation industry. 

EVAS provides a clear space of air through which the pilot can view their flight instruments and through the windshield to help them safety land their aircraft in the event of a cockpit smoke emergency. 

With over 8,000 EVAS units installed worldwide, VisionSafe takes pride in making safety a #1 priority within the aviation industry. 


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Tony Kioussis

Tony Kioussis

Editor, Aircraft Value & Maintenance Analysis

As President, Asset Insight, Tony provides valuations, audits, analytics and consulting services, and a uniform methodology for grading an aircraft’s maintenance condition.

Asset Insight is owned by JETNET LLC, and has devised a uniform methodology for grading an aircraft’s maintenance condition allowing it to provide timely current and residual aircraft values, projected maintenance costs, and future marketability information.

Previously Tony worked with GE Capital’s Corporate Aircraft Finance group; Jet Aviation; and JSSI, developing the ‘Tip-to-Tail’ airframe maintenance program.


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