Applications

Operating at night with low visibility is difficult in the best of situations and is most critical when lives and security are hanging in the balance. Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) pioneered the concept of Night Vision Systems for commercial aircraft and is instrumental in the FAA’s approval of NVIS usage by Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Agricultural Aerial Application, and Fire Fighting.

Dawn Mancuso, Association of Air Medical Services

"ASU has been a long-term member of our association. Through our cooperative working relationship, we've been able to educate the air medical service programs about the value of NVGs and how to operate them effectively on behalf of the patients that we serve. It's been a wonderful, long-standing relationship."

Sgt Gregg Weitzman, Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office - Air Support Unit

"Since flying in 1997, we were one of the first agencies on the west coast to purchase the ITT 4949 goggle. We were one of ASU's first customers. They came out and trained us. We have saved hundreds of lives in night-time search and rescue operations. One of the companies that we deal with that we've never had a negative experience, we use them for our 180-day goggle inspections, we send them in and have them back within a week, it's an unbelievable turnaround time. We've never had any maintenance, training issue what-so-ever. Their customer support is awesome. When I call, I always get a hold of someone. I wish all of the companies we dealt with in our aviation industry, were as responsible and responsive as they are."

Milton Geltz, Managing Director, Metro Aviation

"We did our first business with ASU 5 years ago; we saw a good value that became a good working relationship with ASU. They are very responsive to what we wanted and with our various models of aircraft it was quite a challenge to get everything in place and get the schedule moving.  I was extremely pleased we were able to work through our entire fleet of aircraft in less than 2.5 years in addition to doing all of the new custom aircraft that were coming into the hanger. They were very responsive and resourceful in meeting our needs so we're very pleased with that and it's a good value. NVGs is a staple in our organization, and we don't go without it anymore."