PCO S.A. is implementing a development strategy of products designed for the civilian
services and presenting its PNL-3M ‘ORLIK’ aviators night vision goggles during HAI Heli Expo 2018 held in the US.
Participation in the event held from 27 February until 1 March in Las Vegas, gathering leading producers of the helicopter industry, is an opportunity to present modern night vision goggles for the helicopter crews. Gaining EASA European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification, confirming ability of using device in EC-135 Airbus Helicopters family, for PNL-3M goggles opens new horizons for the company. PCO S.A. is currently also doing the certification process in accordance with the US FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) standards. Closing of this certification is scheduled for the end of the year.
Miniaturised aviator’s night vision goggles PNL-3M are innovative night vision device that enable terrain observation and detecting targets by pilots and crew members during night flights. Due to modern technical solutions, goggles are a lightweight device and fit the pilot’s head and vision well. Product of the PCO S.A. is featured with highest military parameters, functionality comparable with its US counterpart, small size, low weight and competitive price.
We are conscious that we have created an innovative and competitive product that has not only military applications but also civilian ones, what is confirmed by the EASA certification for PNL-3M goggles. We count on attention of both domestic and foreign clients. Perspectives of this product are very promising. We try to use opportunities for its wide promotion, including our presence at HAI Heli Expo 2018, where we present a stand with Sky Quest Aviation company, says Krzysztof Kluza, President of the Board of PCO S.A.
New requirements related to raising flight security standards in Europe and the US, including obligation of using goggles during all flights taking place after dark, that will soon be introduced gives PCO S.A. an opportunity to gain new clients both in the US and on the European market. In Europe, potential customers of PCO S.A. include civilian companies and training facilities located in Norway, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Spain and Germany.
Among the most promising foreign and domestic clients interested in purchasing PNL-3M night vision goggles are local police forces, emergency services, forest guards and fire brigades.