Monday, December 20, 2010

 

Safety Alert for Operators is issued for operators of aircraft equipped with a Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) of potential deficiencies in the configuration and condition of installed NVIS equipment .

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 12/20/2010 7:00:00 AM in ASU News / NVIS Modifications

 

 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

 

A helicopter using night vision goggles and a high-powered search light has found a five-year-old girl missing near Tauranga overnight. The girl went missing at Pyes Pa, 16km south of the city, about 6:20pm as the family visited neighbours, said a spokeswoman for the Baytrust Rescue Helicopter. A full blown police search was in progress by night fall, with search and rescue teams being brought in from Tauranga to help police officers and local volunteers, she said. The helicopter, using night vision goggles and its 20-million candle power Night Sun, found the girl in a clearing about 800m from where she was last seen, after a 30 minute search.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 11/30/2010 7:00:00 AM in ASU News / Night Vision in the News

 

 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

 

Speaker: Mike Atwood, President Aviation Specialties Unlimited Moderator: Joy Finnegan, Editor-in-Chief, Rotor & Wing for Aviation Today Night vision goggle use has seen and is continuing to see rapid growth. With any dynamic situation there seems to be confusion among the helicopter operators and crews about the differences in classification between Class A, Class B and Class C night vision goggles.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 10/12/2010 7:00:00 AM in ASU News

 

 

Monday, October 11, 2010

 

Three STAR Flight EC145s spent several hours in the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 8 responding to distress calls and successfully rescuing 13 people from flood waters, caused by Tropical Storm Hermine, throughout the region around Austin, Texas. The rescue operation was the largest to date for the unit's EC145s.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 10/11/2010 7:00:00 AM in ASU News / Night Vision in the News

 

 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

 

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced from the showroom floor at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) that they will be initiating and sponsoring the inaugural Night Vision Awards to recognize individuals and companies for proven leadership in Night Vision Operations beginning in 2011 at Heli-Expo in Orlando.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 10/10/2010 7:00:00 AM in ASU News

 

 

Monday, September 14, 2009

 

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) is pleased to announce that it has completed another Bell 222 Night Vision Lighting Modification for California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR). This completion was performed at CALSTAR's facility in McClellan, CA. ASU has been a turn-key provider for the California based airborne EMS operator since early 2002. With this completion, ASU has modified 7 aircraft in the CALSTAR fleet, along with pilot & crew training, and F4949 night vision equipment sales, service & support.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 9/14/2009 7:00:00 AM in ASU News / NVIS Modifications

 

 

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

 

ASU has completed their second night vision modification for a Sikorsky S-76C++ aircraft owned and operated by PHI, Inc, headquartered in Lafayette, LA. The aircraft is a new aircraft that has been specifically designed to serve the oil and gas industry offshore. The aircraft is equipped with cardiac monitors with 12-lead EKG capability, transport ventilators and intravenous pumps, and a dedicated Lifeport medical interior with two patient capability. The aircraft is the second PHI aircraft to be certified and equipped with night vision goggles for use in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 5/26/2009 7:00:00 AM in ASU News / NVIS Modifications

 

 

Sunday, February 15, 2009

 

ASU has been awarded a contract with Qatar based Gulf Helicopter Company (GHC), for the provision and training of the Company's Emergency Medical Crews. The Pilots and Paramedics will be qualified in the use of the ITT F4949 night vision goggles, to supplement the FLIR EVS systems presently in use.

 

  Posted by asunewadmin at 2/15/2009 7:00:00 AM in ASU News / NVIS Training

 

 

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