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Fenn Night Vision was brought on board to supply this state of the art technology because of their market leading position in the field of night vision goggles and devices.  
Tim Page, Chief Executive of EAAA, said:  “I am proud to be leading this amazing charity which actually saves lives and makes a huge difference to the future of so many people, their families and their community.  Our move into night flying means that during the winter months when people drive to and from work in the dark, should an accident or medical emergency happen, we will be there, bringing the hospital emergency room to them, wherever they are in East Anglia.”
For further information on the work of the East Anglian Air Ambulance visit 

Fenn Night Vision announce a new product: Switching Laser Filter Module

March 2016

 

Fenn Night Vision, in collaboration with Dstl (the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory), has successfully developed a lightweight Laser Filter Module (LFM) designed for use with aviation night vision goggles (NVGs). The purpose of this device is to provide protection for NVGs against threats from lasers when flying.


Laser attacks can be extremely distracting for pilots, particularly during landing and take-off.  The Fenn LFM could significantly reduce these visual distractions enabling the pilot to continue to fly much more safely.


The Fenn LFM is an active switching filter, designed to have minimum impact on NVG optical performance, pilots only switch on the laser filter when required.

 

The system has been designed as a lightweight easy to use module which simply attaches and detaches to an objective lens assembly of a NVG and can be retrofitted to existing in service NVGs. Once fitted, the NVG can be manoeuvred into a stowed position without the need to remove it. The module is battery powered and can run for 8 hours on one set of alkaline AA batteries.  Weighing just 56g it has a minimal additional effect on pilot Centre of Gravity and can be manually operated by the pilot in the event of a laser attack.

 

 

Fenn Night Vision to supply Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) with NVGs

September 2015



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shortly the HIOWAA will commence night flying operations using Fenn Night Vision Goggles.  The crew will be among the first to use the new Fenn NG700+ NVG which offers exceptional performance in low light conditions combined with a new lighter weight design.

 

The HIOWAA press release can be viewed by clicking here 

 

We are proud to be Gold Level Corporate Members of HIOWAA. 

 

Fenn Night Vision provides night vision capability for the East Anglian Air Ambulance

September 2013


Fenn Night Vision is proud to be associated with The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA), a life-saving charity providing emergency medical services in the eastern region and the first Air Ambulance in the UK to be cleared to fly in darkness.

 

Until recently, the charity had only been able to help during the hours of daylight but their new aircraft will mean that the pilot, doctor and critical care paramedic crews will be able to reach those who need urgent medical treatment during the hours of darkness.

 

Andrew Egerton Smith, Chairman and founder of EAAA said: “My vision for this vital service is that everything we do is of the highest standard and our mission is to deliver exactly what people need, when they need it.  We are the very first air ambulance in the country to be cleared to fly at night and our brand new helicopter has been fitted with state of the art technology to allow night flying.”

 

Fenn Night Vision was brought on board to supply this state of the art technology because of their market leading position in the field of night vision goggles and devices. 

 

Tim Page, Chief Executive of EAAA, said:  “I am proud to be leading this amazing charity which actually saves lives and makes a huge difference to the future of so many people, their families and their community.  Our move into night flying means that during the winter months when people drive to and from work in the dark, should an accident or medical emergency happen, we will be there, bringing the hospital emergency room to them, wherever they are in East Anglia.”

 

 

Laurence Durnell joins Fenn Night Vision from QinetiQ

Monday 7th March 2011

 

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Laurence Durnell to the position of Technical Director at Fenn Night Vision.

 

Laurence is regarded as an expert in the field and brings with him considerable experience of night vision systems and technology, gained over a long career as a Principal Scientist with QinetiQ, Farnborough.

 

In his new role, Laurence will be supporting our existing activities and taking the technical lead in the development of new products.

 

 

Golden Milestone reached at Farnborough Business

Monday 28 February 2011

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Peter Parr who works for Fenn Night Vision Limited in Aerospace Boulevard, Farnborough, will celebrate a rare milestone when he retires on the 4th March 2011.

 

Mr Parr joined Fenn’s in 1961, not long after the company was established in 1954, initially in the work shop manufacturing components for guided missiles.  He later moved to Fenn Print and briefly became a machine minder on one of the Heidelberg printing presses. He will finish his career at Fenn Night Vision involved with the manufacture of night vision goggles for defence aviation.

 

Mr Parr said had been proud to be a part of a long established Farnborough company.

 

‘I have worked for Fenn’s man and boy, 50 years. I am not sure today’s youngsters have any concept of that. I have seen a great many changes since I first joined the company, spending some time on the print side. But it is in the development of night vision equipment where I have seen the greatest change. You’re talking very high tech and high performance equipment now.’

 

 

Twitter

Friday 27 August 2010

 

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