Aircraft Modifications NVIS STC

MORE THAN 1,200 COCKPITS MODIFIED

Night Vision Imaging System modifications are required to maximize visual acuity and safety. Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) offers 26 Supplemental Type Certificates (STC)s covering over 80 makes and models of aircraft (rotary and fixed wing). ASU is the clear leader in cockpit modifications for night vision goggle flight operations, with the most STCs of FAA-approved cockpit modifications and over 1,200 operational commercial installations.

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NVIS Modification List
Engineering Change Orders
Technical Publications
Equip Mod RMA Request
Alert Service Bulletins
PMA Replacement Parts
 

NVIS MODIFICATION BENEFITS

  • 20+ Years NVIS Cockpit Modification Experience
  • Short Lead Times for Installation
  • Cost Effective with Minimized Aircraft Down Time
  • FAA Certified Part 91 / Part 145
  • ASU also offers NVG modifications for restricted category military use aircraft and aircraft requiring extensive cockpit modifications which may require changing the OEM status of the aircraft.

CONFIGURATIONS

There are multiple NVG cockpit lighting configurations available from ASU based upon aircraft type and operational use. ASU uses a multitude of NVG filter types to ensure that cockpits conform to all required instrument lighting, clarity, color discrimination and daylight readability requirements. A standard NVG cockpit modification may include a combination of glass filters, bezels, postlighting and floodlighting to modify all instrumentation.

THE BASICS

Most standard aircraft cockpit instrument lighting is not configured for use with Night Vision Goggles. Standard red, white and/or yellow cockpit instrument lighting greatly reduces the benefit provided by the use of NVGs because of increased glare, reflection and reduction in gain. To provide the maximum benefit of NVG use, ASU modified cockpits incorporate specially designed and manufactured ANVIS glass and polymeric/acrylic filters for LCD, CRT, Plasma, Liquid Crystal and Gas Discharge LED instrument and avionics displays for optimized daylight readability.