ASU Presents NVIS Aircraft Conformity Course at AMTC

(BOISE, Idaho – October 13, 2011) In an effort to assist and educate operators about changes in inspections, installations, aircraft conformity, and requirements with modifications, Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) will offer a NVIS Aircraft Conformity Courses at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in St. Louis. ASU Quality Assurance Manager and Chief Inspector Kip McDermott will present the course. The course will take place Wednesday, October 19th from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Space is still available if attendees of the show want to attend.

Included in the course is:

  1. Aircraft Modification Types / Methodology:
  2. Common types of modification
  3. FAA procedures and specification of NVG cockpit modifications
  4. STC test / verification / validation procedures: FARs and Guidance
  5. Scope of involvement of DAR and DER for NVG STCs.
  6. Conformity Inspections –specific requirements for NVG compatible cockpit Supplemental Type Certificates.
  7. Owner Operator requirements and continued Airworthiness standards
  8. Class A, B and C night vision goggles: Explanation of classifications and their effect on cockpit modifications.
  9. Maintenance procedures and practices for NVGs.

“In this condensed course we cover topics that aid operations in assuring that their aircraft are NVIS conformed,” said McDermott.  “After recently presenting this course in Dallas, we have seen a growing demand for this course and the information.  We have an intimate knowledge of the FAA requirements and we are sharing our knowledge in order to help operators better understand the requirements.”

McDermott’s extensive background includes being a Turbine Engine Repairman, U.S. Department of Defense, Flight Test Crew Chief for Dyncorp Aerospace (European Theater) on UH-1, UH-60 and CH-47D; Certified Turbine Engine Test Cell Operator; Managing Supervisor on 2 Turbine Engine Test Cells for the Department of Defense and Dyncorp Aerospace; Airframe and Powerplant mechanic for life Flight; OAS carded Rotorcraft and Fixed Wing Aircraft for Helicopter Maintenance Corp.; Director of Maintenance for Executive Maintenance Corp.; Director of Maintenance for Access Air, a FAR Part 135 and EMS operator managing 18 fixed and rotor wing aircraft;

For ASU McDermott conducts FAA part 135 and 141 flight operations and FAR part 145 repair station activities to include engineering, installation and certification on numerous Supplemental Type Certificate projects (STC) with 18 STC’s completed for the installation of Night Vision CompatibleCockpit lighting modifications.

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