Smoke Assured Vision Enhanced Display

SAVED is in development by Klatt Works for one of the world’s largest commercial carriers and is in the STC certification process with the FAA. Flight testing on the Boeing 777, 767, 757, and MD-11 is planned.

During a smoke in the cockpit emergency, when the pilot cannot clearly see the flight-control instruments, the pilots cannot navigate and aviate even though they can breath and see within their oxygen mask. In such a situation, SAVED provides a see-through display inside the oxygen mask of the nose camera video with HUD symbology. SAVED is an example of unequaled innovation in augmented reality and will ultimately increase safety of flight across the the aviation industry. No in mask solution currently exists that is FAA certified.

Overview of SAVED System

SAVED Display

There are two Mask Displays per aircraft, one for the Captain and one for the First Officer (F/O). Vision display and oxygen all in one. SAVED masks provides all the vital necessities for an emergency situation. 

VAS ( Video Amplifier Splitter) provides a HUD video entry point into the SAVED system. VAS receives HUD  without reducing the number of HUD video output channels and  It provides redundant operation with respect to aircraft power 

The VC (Video converter) provides HUD video imagery as well as power to the SAVED masks

Technical Specifications


  • Capable of receiving SDI or NTSC video formats from the aircraft
  • Low Latency electro - optical system


  • Duel 720p 4:3 stereoscopic see-through displays up to 60fps
  • Rugged, see-through displays
  • Adjustable brightness displays capable of operating in cockpit day & night


  • Not a one time use device. SAVED can be used over and over again, to help the user gain familiarity through training.


  • Vertically adjustable optics for optimal fit
  • Integrates into standard masks without mask modification
  • DO-160 Passed
  • FAA STCs for Boeing 757, 767, 777 and MD 11 aircraft in-process/ planned


  • Dual redundant aircraft power from right and left cockpit buses

ease of use

  • Lightweight module: 11.2 oz
  • Ease of donning in hazardouz situation

In-Flight Smoke Emegencies

According to the FAA Service Difficulty Reports, in-flight fires, smoke or fumes are among the most significant cause of unscheduled or emergency landings, accounting for an average of one precautionary landing per day. In-flight smoke is also the number four cause of airplane fatalities, loss of aircraft, and millions of dollars of preventable expense. 

17,751 some events reported in the first decade of the 21st century. A few of them are listed below.

Qantas Airways

Passengers forced to evacuate after plane filled with smoke

Allegiant Air

Flight returns to Las Vegas due to smoke in cockpit

American Airlines

Jet had an emergency landing after it “filled with smoke” while in midair

Tiger Airways

Crew reported smoke in cockpit and cabin and diverted to land

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