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 ASU 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 ASU 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 ASU 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 ASU 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 ASU News / Night Vision in the News

 

 

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