(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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
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