Thursday, November 1, 2012

 

(Seattle, Washington - November 1, 2012) The Night Vision Awards selection committee presented its final Night Vision Awards for 2012 at the Air Medical Transport Conference held in Seattle, Washington. "We had a great year for the Night Vision Awards," said ASU Marketing Director Hannah Gordon. "We had representatives from the Irish Air Corps that came to the show to be honored. The Night Vision Awards were a great success and receiving nominations from all over the world is indicative of just how important night vision goggles are to the safety of communities all over the world. It is great to honor men and women at the awards show for their commitment to safety and excellence while using night vision systems."

 

  Posted by semerine at 11/1/2012 3:23:00 PM in News

 

Friday, October 5, 2012

 

The Night Vision Awards announced this week that they will host their awards at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) Tuesday, October 23 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle in rooms 606 and 607. The event is open to all attendees of AMTC. Food and drinks will be served during the award show. The show will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are not required. AMTC badges are all that is needed for entry.

 

  Posted by semerine at 10/5/2012 3:27:00 PM in News

 

Monday, October 1, 2012

 

The Night Vision Awards selection committee announced today that they are now taking nominations for the 2012 Night Vision Awards Show to be held in Seattle at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC). Awards will be presented to recipients on Tuesday, October 23rd at an awards dinner from 6:30-7:45p.m. at the Seattle Convention Center.

"The last awards we held were at ALEA this summer and we had a great group of world-class operators that received awards," said Aviation Specialties Unlimited Director of Sales and Marketing Hannah Gordon. "We had record attendance, and honored the first Canadian operators to win an award. We hope attendees from AMTC will come out and help us honor the winners at this show."

 

  Posted by semerine at 10/1/2012 3:44:00 PM in News

 

Sunday, September 30, 2012

 

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced in conjunction with Eurocopter Southern Africa Ltd., (ESAL) that they have completed three AS350 B3s for the Botswana Police Service, in Johannesburg South Africa. In addition to the installation, ASU also provided ESAL technicians training for support of the installation.

Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa with a population of nearly four million people. It is one of the 50 largest cities in the world. The region surrounding Johannesburg has approximately 10 million people.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 9/30/2012 6:13:00 PM in News / NVIS Modifications

 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

 

Air Corps complete Air Ambulance mission last night transferring patient from Castlebar to Crumlin, departed Castlebar at 2115 and landed in Crumlin with aid of night vision goggles at 2230.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 8/30/2012 3:37:00 PM in News / Night Vision in the News

 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

 

Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) has added the Eurocopter EC155 to their STC portfolio. The addition of this STC gives ASU an unprecedented 54 STC model/make configurations. The completion of the first ASU EC155 was for the University of Michigan and was a combined effort between ASU, Metro Aviation and American Eurocopter. "Our customers have diverse fleets of aircraft with unique missions," said ASU's director of marketing Hannah Gordon. "We continue to obtain STCs to meet the needs of our customers."

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 8/23/2012 4:45:00 PM in News / NVIS Modifications

 

 

Night vision goggle (NVG) industry professionals convened in Dallas, Texas, US on 8 August to form a new Night Vision Advisory Council (NVAC), which is seeking additional members with a desire to aid in shaping the future of the night vision industry.
 
Hosted by FlightSafety International, the purpose of the meeting was to develop a council to provide recommendations on safety, education, standardisation, and other issues pertinent to the NVG industry, including the air medical, fire fighting, and law enforcement segments. These recommendations will be provided to government entities to include the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other bodies engaged in night vision oversight.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 8/23/2012 3:00:00 PM in News / Night Vision in the News

 

Friday, August 17, 2012

 

WASHINGTON (KABC) -- The United States Forest Service announced Thursday it would contract a full-time night-flying firefighting helicopter beginning next year. The helicopter will be used for dropping water and flame-retardant on fires. The Forest Service plans to use the helicopter in the future to also include emergency medical transport and aerial management of controlled burns and wildfires in progress.

The new contracting helicopter will be used exclusively by the Forest Service for firefighting operations. The Forest Service currently uses other helicopters on an as-needed basis under established agreements with several Southern California organizations, according to the agency.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 8/17/2012 10:26:00 PM in News / Night Vision in the News

 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

 

A Los Angeles County Fire Department rescue helicopter was used to conduct a night hoist rescue of a hiker trapped 200 feet above the Mojave River, and 600 feet below the top of the rock formation Thursday evening according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department officials.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 8/7/2012 3:10:00 PM in News / Night Vision in the News

 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

 

The Night Vision Awards were presented at the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency's (ALEA) Annual Trade Show and Convention in Reno, Nevada before a crowd of approximately 300 people at the Peppermill Resort.

"It was great to honor the accomplishments of these great law enforcement organizations," said Aviation Specialties Unlimited Director of Sales and Marketing Hannah Gordon. "Each winner has compelling stories about how of night vision systems aided them in their mission to protect and serve their communities."

 

  Posted by semerine at 7/25/2012 3:46:00 PM in News

 

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