Tuesday, May 29, 2012

 

ASU announced that they completed a full-service order for the Pasadena Police Department. The Pasadena Police Department purchased four new night vision goggles, modified the interiors of their two Bell OH-58s and received initial training for seven pilots.

"The Pasadena Police Department plays a vital role in the protection of one of Americas most notable cities," said ASU Director of Marketing Hannah Gordon. "It is critical to have the right equipment, modifications and know how to maximize the use of your goggles by understanding them. We are honored to have completed the modifications, training and sales of the new NVGs to Pasadena."

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 5/29/2012 3:24:00 PM in News / NVIS Training

 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

 

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced that they have now sold more than 4,500 night vision aviation systems worldwide. This gives ASU more aviation systems sales to civilian operators than any supplier in the world.

"I can remember when the thought of night vision systems in the civil market was just a luxurious dream," said ASU's founder Mike Atwood. "Our goal at ASU was to make that dream a reality and make NVGs readily available to operators around the world. The milestone in sales is a major accomplishment for us, but the numerous lives that have been saved from averted crashes, successful EMS, SAR and Law Enforcement missions is unquantifiable. I am glad that ASU had the opportunity to help make a safer environment for pilots all over the world."

 

  Posted by semerine at 4/25/2012 11:05:00 PM in News

 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

 

The tail-end of this week's storms were whipping through the area, and CALSTAR 6 lead pilot Kris Hunt was guiding the helicopter over Kingsbury Grade. In the back of the chopper, flight nurses Ted Langevin and Nathan Schwab were busy caring for a man who had been injured when a vehicle struck him Thursday night.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 3/6/2012 8:17:00 PM in News / Night Vision in the News

 

Monday, January 16, 2012

 

ASU is looking for a qualified NVG Installation Technician. Technician is responsible for the installation of supplemental lighting systems to include rotorcraft and fixed wing aircraft. To include completion of associated paperwork; delivering professional customer service over the phone and in the field; coordination of post installation updates and participating in procedural documentation, etc. Additionally responsibilities may include but are not limited to performing general aircraft maintenance. This position is full time with benefits upon successful completion of 90 day probationary period.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 1/16/2012 5:06:00 PM in News / NVIS Modifications

 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

 

Lutheran Air is always on call and when the sun goes down is no exception.

"We've been flying at night safely for quite some time. We've just taken it to a whole new level with night vision goggles," said Rex Alexander, a pilot with Lutheran Air.

The new night vision goggles magnify available light to make the eyes see things they otherwise couldn't see in the dark. Light is brought in from one end of the lens and amplified three to four times, turning the black abyss of night into a green field of clarity.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 12/13/2011 9:13:00 PM in News / Night Vision in the News

 

Friday, December 2, 2011

 

An Air Corps AW 139 helicopter has completed the transfer of a patient from Castlebar to Cork tonight. The Air Corps helicopter collected the patient and medical team at 4.50pm in Castlebar and transferred them to Cork completing the mission at 6.15pm. The mission was completed using specialist Night Vision Goggles (NVG). This is the 66th Air Ambulance mission carried out by the Air Corps so far this year.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 12/2/2011 3:27:00 PM in News / Night Vision in the News

 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

 

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The military has realized the benefits of night vision technology for years. Now pilots with Sanford's Life Flight have been trained and are now using the helmet mounted night-vision goggles. The goggles are especially important for medical emergencies in our rural areas

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 11/23/2011 3:23:00 PM in News / Night Vision in the News

 

Friday, October 14, 2011

 

(Boise, ID. - October 13, 2011) Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced that they will host an afternoon mixer from 4:30-6 p.m., Tuesday, October 18 at the convention hall in room 267, and present the night vision awards in St Louis, Missouri at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC). Drinks and light appetizers will be served.

"The AMTC annual conference provides us with another opportunity to honor recipients of the Night Vision Awards," said Justin Watlington of ASU. "The Air Medical Transportation industry was among the pioneers to adopt night vision early on when it was first approved. We look forward to honoring some great units that have been flying safely with NVGs for years."

 

  Posted by semerine at 10/14/2011 3:47:00 PM in News

 

 

(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.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 10/14/2011 3:45:00 PM in News / NVIS Modifications

 

Friday, September 9, 2011

 

ASU announced they will display at Helitech in Duxford, U.K. September 27-29 at booth 515. "We will be displaying the most technologically advanced night vision equipment in the industry," said ASU Founder Mike Atwood. "ASU has long been known for our night vision goggles, training, maintenance and equipment. That has not changed. We are now able to also offer clients a wide array of night vision products for ground troops as well."

 

  Posted by semerine at 9/9/2011 11:50:00 PM in News

 

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