Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) Awareness & Familiarisation
Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) operation has been undertaken for a number of years primarily limited to military and police operation.
Since the inclusion of Helicopter Emergency Medical Service into JAR-OPS and future EASA OPS regulations, it has been recognised that the safe operation of night time missions would be enhanced using NVIS equipment.
This improvement for civil night VFR operation, with the aim of reducing accidents and improving awareness, requires modification to make an aircraft NVIS-compliant.
Certification of NVIS modifications and recent assessments of NVIS modified aircraft has shown a lack of awareness regarding installation, training, configuration management and continued airworthiness issues for NVIS modified aircraft.
To improve awareness, regulators, design organisations, operators as well as maintenance and training organisations require specific knowledge in existing standards for NVIS equipment.
The training course is a familiarisation training based on existing and proposed requirements issued by: EASA, JAA, FAA in various regulations and is an interdisciplinary training course useful for Flight Operation Managers, Postholder Continued Airworthiness, Maintenance Planners, Maintenance Organisations and their Part 66 Licensed Persons and for Competent Authorities responsible for the approval of Part 145, AOC Holders or responsible for the verification of certification issues (Part 21) in NVIS approvals.
The NVIS course is an introduction course designed to give participants an understanding of the content and application of NVIS requirements for civil aircraft/helicopter.
The following subjects will be addressed:
- Regulatory Background / Introduction to NVIS requirements. FAA / EASA system
- NVG Certification issues and handling in flight operation/maintenance
- NVG working principle, types and models
- NVIS lighting constraints
- NVIS testing – Ground / Flight
- Operator Training requirements
- Continued Airworthiness of NVIS modified aircraft / configuration control
- Part 145 maintenance organisations – required training
Participants will receive an introduction to NVIS certification, operational and maintenance requirements and how they apply to their daily work environment.
Who should take this course
- Regulators performing oversight
- operators involved in or intended to perform NVIS operation
- maintenance organisations involved in continued airworthiness of NVIS modified aircraft
- design organisations which intend to modify aircrafts/helicopter for NVIS operations.
1 day (starting at 09:00 and ending at approximately 17:00)