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CHC Australia Recognized for Advancement and Safety of Night Vision Goggle Technology

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

CHC Australia, was selected to receive the International Advancement Award as part of the 2017 Night Visions Awards Show. The event, held in Reno, Nevada at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s (ALEA) annual conference, awards flight operations that are driving new technology and safety through night visions system within their operation.

“For the past seven years, our team in APAC has focused on exploring how night vision technology can help keep our crews and customers safe in a variety of conditions,” said Vince D’Rozario, CHC Regional Director, Asia Pacific. “In fact, CHC has become the biggest non-military operator of night vision goggles in the southern hemisphere. We utilize the technology on a range of aircraft we operate in the region including the AW139, Bell 412, EC145 and S76.”

The Night Vision Awards are a biennial event with ceremonies hosted by Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Night Flight Concepts, Vertical Magazine and Rotorcraft Pro Magazine. Their goal is to promote operational leadership and excellence in the use of night vision in North America and around the world. More information can be found at http://www.nightvisionawards.com.   

“It’s an honour for our team in APAC to be recognized for their outstanding work advancing this important technology,” said Karl Fessenden, President and CEO of CHC Helicopter. “Their work not only benefits our people in the region, but also helps our entire global operation build in the same processes and standards made possible by this important effort.”

“CHC has and continues to work hard to find all the ways this ground-breaking technology can make our operation safer,” said Richard Emmett, CHC’s NVIS (Night Vision Imaging System) Senior Pilot. “For example, our team in Australia recently introduced NVIS to the all-weather, auto-hover fleet that provides search and rescue capabilities to the Royal Australian Air Force. The latest white phosphor night vision goggles are now helping these crews manage the challenging, low-contrast environment of over-water operations.”