Tuesday, March 5, 2013

 

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) has completed night vision cockpit modifications for an AS350B2 for Era Training Center, LLC., in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Chris Reber, ASU Assistant Director of Maintenance, was onsite to complete the modification at the Era Training Center. Reber has been with ASU since 2007 and has personally conducted over 100 NVIS lighting installations throughout the world.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 3/5/2013 8:12:00 PM in News / NVIS Modifications

 

Monday, March 4, 2013

 

by Matt Thurber
Night-vision goggles (NVG) are rapidly becoming a mainstream tool in many helicopter operations as the devices continue to come down in price. March 4, 2013, 2:50 AM Night-vision goggles (NVG) are rapidly becoming a mainstream tool in many helicopter operations, to the extent that NVG pilot training is available at many more schools, more avionics and electronic equipment is out-of-the box NVG-compatible and prices of goggles are one of the few aviation items that has dropped in price, below the rate of inflation.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 3/4/2013 8:08:00 PM in News / Night Vision in the News

 

Friday, December 28, 2012

 

Only one thing can predictably calm the temper of an entire raging forest fire in a matter of hours: night. When the temperature drops, the wind dies down and humidity levels rise, the growth rate of even the most determined inferno is significantly reduced. What better time to try and exercise control over the blaze?

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 12/28/2012 5:21:00 PM in News / Night Vision in the News

 

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

 

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