Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) operation has been undertaken for a number of years primarily limited to military and police operations. 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 nighttime 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.
However, 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 of existing standards for NVIS equipment.
This training course is a familiarisation training based on existing and proposed requirements issued by: EASA and FAA in various regulations. The following subjects will be addressed:
The NVIS course is an introductory course designed to give participants an understanding of the content and application of NVIS requirements for civil aircraft/helicopters. Participants will receive an introduction to NVIS certification, operational and maintenance requirements and how they apply it to their daily work environment.
1 day (starting at 09:00 and ending at approximately 17:00)