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Night Flight Concepts expands to Canada
March 24, 2011, Vancouver - At Helicopter Association of Canada Annual Convention and Trade Show 2011, Night Flight Concepts (NFC) announced plans to expand operations into Canada, timed with the unveiling of a new strategic partnership with Helicopter Transport Services (Canada) Inc.
By Carey Fredericks
Working together, HTSC and NFC will offer organizations in Canada and abroad exceptional, comprehensive and compliant NVG solutions to improve safety, reduce cost and increase performance.
“We are very pleased to unveil our new plans for expansion into the Canadian market here at HAC,” asserted Night Flight Concepts, President Adam Aldous. Adam explains, “Our new partnership with HTSC creates a strategic capability in Canada to help fuel NVG solution adoption by extending local NVG support available throughout the product lifecycle, including product sales, equipment support, consulting, training and maintenance.”
An Evolving Opportunity A strategic capability, NVGs are increasingly transforming night operations for the better. Operators that have received exemptions to fly with night-vision technology in Canada confirm they are experiencing significant advantages including: higher safety standards, operational benefits and added value to the bottom line. In addition, the NVG regulatory landscape in Canada is also taking shape. Transport Canada (TC) has taken a leadership role in developing a regulatory oversight program that draws on lessons learned from other regulatory agencies throughout the globe and responds to concerns from operators to ensure that NVG implementation into commercial aviation is safe and permissible in Canada. As HTSC President, Luc Pilon explains: “This is an important time in Canada. The Canadian NVG market is poised for explosive growth. HTSC extends the NFC partner network to help support this growth.”
Expanded NVG Support In Canada
Night Flight Concepts is not a stranger to Canadian market. In recent years, the company has helped numerous government and industry organizations across country plan, implement and maintain night vision goggle (NVG) capabilities to support night vision imaging system (NVIS) programs, including the RCMP, York Regional Police, Cougar and Helicopter Transport Services.
NFC is at the forefront of the market for NVG training support services leading in the development and delivery of state-of-the-art NVG instruction and maintenance programs. NFC offers the most robust range of proven, technologically advanced NVG instruction techniques and products in their curriculum to enhance learning efficiency and effectiveness. Based in the USA, Night Flight Concepts boasts the largest, most comprehensive network of NVG training and support locations of any provider in the world. NFC’s standardized NVG training curriculum, processes, and procedures have set the standard for NVG programs throughout the globe.
Since its inception, NFC has aligned with industry leaders within the night vision industry to provide their customers with unmatched quality for NVG cockpit modifications, NVG sales and support equipment and exclusive NVG inspection and repair services.
As a visionary company within helicopter aviation, HTSC is a trailblazer implementing new technology, and creating new opportunities to support their client base. HTSC developed a requirement for night vision capability to support existing service offerings. The joint solution capability will now allow both NFC and HTSC to offer an exclusive range of proven night vision goggle training, maintenance and certification services, training products and resources to support night vision goggle delivery in Canada and abroad.
HTSC and NFC will co-locate in Carp, Ontario at the HTSC corporate headquarters facility in the national capital region, to provide government, industry and the aerospace research communities in Canada and abroad with a Premier NVG solution. Services will include:
- Pilot and Instructor NVG training
- NVG maintenance training
- NVG 180-inspection and repair services
- NVG aircraft lighting modification
- NVG equipment acquisition solutions
- NVG program management consulting
For capability demonstrations and to learn more about joint solution options, visit www.nightflightconcepts.com or visit the Night Flight Concepts booth 608 at Helicopter Association of Canada Annual Convention and Show, March 25-28th.