Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) Inc., announced the company will display a new product combination designed for a more rugged, lighter, comfortable mission experience with the new ASU aviation night vision helmet mount and battery pack known as the Aeronox® along with the Aspida™ carbon Paraclete Aviation Life Support helmet with the Kairos™ Retention Assembly, and ASU white phosphor night vision goggles. ASU will showcase the new combination March 7-9 at HELI-EXPO booth 10334 in Dallas.
As Aviation Specialties Unlimited moves into an exciting new stage in its history, a high level of continuity in its leadership team ensures the company is still focused on carrying out its mission.
By Ben Forrest
Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) Inc., a Boise-based company, was granted approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in January to conduct commercial flight operations carrying passengers and cargo while using night vision goggles (NVGs) operating single engine airplanes. Operations are expected to start this April.
LONDONDERRY, N.H., January 24, 2017 – L3 Warrior Systems – Insight Technology (L3 Insight Technology) announced today that it has received the first Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Standard Order (TSO)-C164a authorization for its M949 Aviation Night Vision Goggle (ANVG). L3 is the first company to receive this authorization, which standardizes quality and safety specifications for ANVGs.
“It is a great honor to be the first and only company at this time approved to manufacture night vision goggles under the new FAA TSO-C164a standard,” said Todd Stirtzinger, President of L3 Insight Technology. “We hold our products to the highest safety standards, and we are proud to work with the FAA to move the night vision industry forward and ensure all goggles used by commercial pilots meet the same rigorous standards.”
Expanded reach and capabilities marked by record breaking installations, new product developments, and unique patents made 2016 a banner year for Boise, Idaho-based Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU).The company’s expansion of geography and offering has safeguarded even more of the women and men that serve, protect, rescue, and defend communities both domesitcally and internationally.
In 2016, ASU acquired five new FAA Supplemental Type Certificates, (STCs) and completed nig
ht vision imaging system (NVIS) modifications for a variety of airframes to include type IIII, II and even type I helicopters and high-altitude, pressurized jets. These newly night-vision-compatible aircraft are serving roles in national defense, wildland conservation,
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