Helicopters Otago Limited was instrumental in the introduction of Night Vision Goggles in New Zealand. These are now used by many Emergency Rescue Helicopter Operations throughout New Zealand and required obtaining the consent and approval of the US State Department, and the Prime Minister of New Zealand.
We have four helicopters which are certified for NVG Operations and use the latest technology goggles available (ANVIS 9). The introduction of Night Vision Goggles has been the single most important advance in night flying Operations for the Rescue Helicopter Service in decades and has significantly enhanced the overall safety for the flight crew and allow a better operational capability
NVG Servicing and Maintenance
We are the only CAA certified Part 145 Maintenance Organisation for maintaining and servicing Night Vision Goggles within New Zealand. We currently service in our purpose built NVG Laboratory goggles from all over New Zealand and Australia.