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Project OS 01/09 - Use of NVG in helicopter operations

Topic code: 
Flight Operations
Project status: 
Closed

History

2010

8 Dec 2010

Project - OS 01/09 - Uise of Night Vision Goggles by helicopters

This project is now closed.

Refer to Project closure notes for full details.

2009

21 Jan 2009

CAO 82.6 Night vision goggles - helicopters(Amend 3) becomes effective

2008

19 Nov 2008

CASA/Industry NVG workshop 19-20 Nov 2008

8 Aug 2008

The CASA/NVG Industry Meeting was held on the 5th and 6th of March 2008.

23 Jul 2008

CAO 82.6 Night vision goggles - helicopters(Amend 2) becomes effective

19 May 2008

CAO 82.6 Night vision goggles - helicopters(Amend 1) becomes effective

2007

22 Oct 2007

CAO 82.6 - Night vision goggles - helicopters

Civil Aviation Order 82.6 - Night vision goggles -helicopters has been updated.

19 Oct 2007

CAAP 174-1(1) - Night Vision Goggles - Helicopters

The latest version of CAAP 174-1(1) has been published.

27 Aug 2007

Legislative Instrument CASA 288/07 - Direction - Use of night vision devices prohibited in private operations

Legislative Instrument CASA 288/07 came into effect on 25 August 2007.

31 Jul 2007

CAO 82.6 - Night vision goggles - helicopters

Civil Aviation Order 82.6 - Night vision goggles - helicopters became effective on 31 July 2007. NPRM 0705OS closed.

26 Jul 2007

NFRM 0705OS - Use of NVG in helicopter operations - CAO 82.6

The Notice of Final Rulemaking (NFRM) has been published.

23 Jul 2007

AWB 01-018 Issue 1 - NVAG-6 Night Vision Goggles

Airworthiness Bulletin AWB 01-018 Issue 1 - NVAG-6 Night Vision Goggles .

18 Jun 2007

NPRM 0705OS - Use of NVG in helicopter operations

NPRM published. Comments closed 16 July 2007.

30 Apr 2007

Project OS 01/09 – Night vision goggles (NVG) for helicopter operations

Additional consultation information and fatigue management Q and A have been added.

19 Apr 2007

NVIS Industry/CASA working group meeting and associated workshop in Sydney.

21 Feb 2007

Use of Night Vision Devices

CAO 82.0 amendment and Directive 30/07 take effect.

2 Feb 2007

Project OS 01/09 – Night vision imaging systems (NVIS)

Applications from industry invited to participate in 12-month NVIS trial.

16 Jan 2007

NVG project team meeting in Canberra to finalise CAO 82.6.

2006

18 Nov 2006

Night vision goggles and devices

Project no. OS 01/09 has been updated.

2001

6 Jul 2001

New consultation project

Project OS 01/09 - Night vision imaging systems (NVIS) approved.

Project closure notes

Project closed 8 December 2010

The project was set up to introduce NVG use into some of the operations undertaken by helicopters in which the NVG trial has now been completed.

CAO 82.6 was amended on 15 November 2010.

Project objective

This project sets out to develop the operational and airworthiness standards and requirements for the use of night vision goggles and devices by helicopter operators, for flight at night when engaged in EMS, SAR, Police, Customs/Coast Watch and specified aerial work operations. A trial implementation of the legislation will take place for these operations, with regular industry/CASA meetings to review and refine the legislation for the use of NVIS-NVG.

To date, CASA has been working primarily with the Helicopter Association of Australasia (HAA) to develop the legislation and standards in relation to NVG use. This relationship will continue with expansion to embrace the total helicopter industry via an industry/CASA consultative working group.

Initially the project will be limited to helicopter operations, but the standards and requirements may be extended to similar fixed wing operations in the future.

To ensure the legislation suits the operational requirements of civil operators in Australia, CASA is conducting a 12-month trial of the proposed rules approving the use of NVG with ongoing joint reviews between CASA, the industry, and international legislators invited to observe. This will allow the standards and legislation to be fine-tuned prior to them being incorporated in the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact CASA by email to nvis@casa.gov.au.

Project Leader: John Beasey

Project Sponsor: Greg Vaughan, GGM, GAOG