Approval of NVIS Filter in AS 332 Super Puma

SPAES announces the successful installation of Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) filters in an AS 332 Airbus Helicopters.

NVIS filters play a pivotal role in enhancing visibility and safety during night operations by optimizing the use of Night Vision Goggles (NVGs). These filters are intelligently designed to filter and modify the wavelengths of cockpit lighting, ensuring compatibility with NVGs and facilitating improved visual perception in darkness.

Prior to the modification, the helicopter lacked NVIS filters in the pilot compartment, limiting its effectiveness during nighttime and low-visibility operations. In response, SPAES undertook a comprehensive modification endeavor, strategically integrating NVIS filters across critical systems, switches, and lighting components within the pilot compartment. The NVIS certification is not part of the modification.

The project was carried out in SPAES own EASA Part 21J Design Organization, with the designation of a “Minor Change.” Importantly, the helicopter’s VFR certification remained intact after the installation.

“The successful installation of NVIS filters in the AS 332 helicopter underscores our commitment to elevating aviation safety without compromising regulatory standards,” commented Joachim Schanz, CEO of SPAES.”


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