Monday, April 18, 2011

 

In an effort to assist and educate operators about changes in inspections, installations, aircraft conformity, and requirements with modifications, Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) continues to offer NVIS Aircraft Conformity Courses at no cost. The next course is scheduled for the Air Medical Transport Conference. ASU Quality Assurance Manager and Chief Inspector Kip McDermott teaches the 3-hour course. This course was previously held in Orlando at Heli Expo.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 4/18/2011 8:31:00 PM in News / NVIS Modifications

 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

 

ASU announced that they will host an afternoon mixer from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, July 21 at the convention hall, and present the night vision awards in New Orleans at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) 41st annual conference. Drinks and light appetizers will be served.

 

  Posted by semerine at 4/12/2011 11:42:00 PM in News

 

Friday, April 8, 2011

 

ASU has been awarded the second Night Vision Goggle Training contract issued by the FAA to train Principle Operations Inspectors and Aviation Safety Inspectors. ASU also won the first contract in (2007) and has trained more than 58 FAA inspectors and provided 32 recurrent training courses.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 4/8/2011 11:52:00 PM in News / NVIS Training

 

 

ASU announced today that they have surpassed their 100th EC135 cockpit modification. The 100th modification was completed for Metro Aviation.

"We performed our first modification on the EC 135 in 2003," said Mike Atwood founder and CEO of ASU. "It's remarkable that in such a short time we have equipped over 100 EC135 aircraft with NVG's that are servicing the medical and law enforcement industry."

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 4/8/2011 7:00:00 AM in News / NVIS Modifications

 

 

ASU announced today that they have surpassed their 100th AS350 cockpit modification. The 100th modification was completed for Advanced Helicopter Services, customer the California Highway Patrol.

"AS350's can be found all over the world and are a very versatile aircraft," said Mike Atwood founder and CEO of ASU. "Numerous law enforcement and fire fighting agencies in North America operate the AS350. By modifying the aircraft for night vision capabilities, we are giving those agencies the ability to operate the aircraft at night and increasing their ability to serve and protect their communities."

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 4/8/2011 7:00:00 AM in News / NVIS Modifications

 

Monday, March 7, 2011

 

ASU honored the first annual Night Vision Award winners at a luncheon this afternoon during Heli-Expo in Orlando, Florida. This is the first of three ceremonies that will be held in 2011. The next award reception will be held in New Orleans at the ALEA and in St. Louis at AMTC.

"It is an honor to recognize all the recipients this year," said founder and CEO of ASU Mike Atwood, "There are so many organizations and people out there everyday using night vision to help their communities. We were glad to honor some of them today."

 

  Posted by semerine at 3/7/2011 11:54:00 PM in News

 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

 

BOISE, Idaho - Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced today that they received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the CASA 212 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The C212 is used for transportation and surveillance. With the new STC, ASU will modify the cockpit and cabin of a C212 for supplemental lighting night vision conformity for Evergreen Helicopters.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 1/19/2011 7:00:00 AM in News / NVIS Modifications

 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

 

After receiving full authorization on 17 December 2010 from Irish Defense Forces to conduct night operations using Night Vision, Irish Defense Forces Air Corps based at Casement Aerodome, Baldonnel Co. Dublin Ireland recently transported a sick patient at night in poor weather conditions thanks to the Night Vision Goggles and Training conducted by Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU).

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 12/29/2010 7:00:00 AM in News / Night Vision in the News

 

Monday, December 20, 2010

 

Safety Alert for Operators is issued for operators of aircraft equipped with a Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) of potential deficiencies in the configuration and condition of installed NVIS equipment .

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 12/20/2010 7:00:00 AM in News / NVIS Modifications

 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

 

A helicopter using night vision goggles and a high-powered search light has found a five-year-old girl missing near Tauranga overnight. The girl went missing at Pyes Pa, 16km south of the city, about 6:20pm as the family visited neighbours, said a spokeswoman for the Baytrust Rescue Helicopter. A full blown police search was in progress by night fall, with search and rescue teams being brought in from Tauranga to help police officers and local volunteers, she said. The helicopter, using night vision goggles and its 20-million candle power Night Sun, found the girl in a clearing about 800m from where she was last seen, after a 30 minute search.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 11/30/2010 7:00:00 AM in News / Night Vision in the News

 

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