FAA Sets TSO Sights on Night Vision Goggles

 - April 2, 2007, 10:30 AM

The FAA is proposing a technical standard order (TSO) for night vision goggles. If adopted, TSO C-164 would set the minimum performance levels for such devices. Night vision goggles are growing in popularity among some operators as a means of enhancing the view outside aircraft in night VMC, improving situational awareness. The FAA notes that this equipment is portable, battery operated and is independent of aircraft systems. Comments on proposed TSO C-164 are due July 19.