With record-breaking travelers and more than 700,000 Treasure Valley residents vying for a glimpse of the August 21 Solar Eclipse, traffic authorities are reporting unprecedented traffic congestion and delays. Boise-based Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU), is offering eclipse seekers a chance to skip the traffic and take a short flight to the nations’s best viewing spots.
The Night Vision Awards received a record number of entries and gave out a record number of awards at the at the Edge Nightclub inside the Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nevada in conjunction with the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Annual Convention.
Eleven Idaho companies exhibited in Paris with Governor Otter
An Idaho delegation led to the Paris Air Show by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter in June is on track to be the most successful trade show organized by the Idaho Department of Commerce to date, with an estimated $1,030,000 in revenue already generated. Governor Otter and a team from Commerce were joined by representatives from 11 Idaho-based companies in the aerospace industry.
From the International Paris Air Show trade show floor in the United States Pavilion along with the state of Idaho delegation, Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter awarded Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) valued partner awards to Austria-based Helikopter Air Transport GmbH (HeliAir) and Paris, France-based LFE.
Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) was chosen as the first company ever contracted to train the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards Operations Inspectors and Aircraft Certification Pilots on the use of night vision goggles (NVGs) while operating fixed wing aircraft. ASU will provide both initial training and recurrent training to FAA beginning on July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.
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