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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
On February 9th, I used a new ITT F4949 ANVIS-9 Pinnacle Goggle in our inventory to compare with the L-3 Infinity Goggles. The Moon was a Waxing Crescent, overhead with 38% illumination. The route was chosen and flown 1.5hrs. after sunset and included as many environments of high and low ambient light condition as possible and comprised flying south of the Boise Airport then into the mountains near Lucky Peak and Arrow Rock Reservoir, returning to Boise over Aldape Summit via downtown Boise.
Posted by asunewadmin at 5/10/2011 3:46:00 PM
Monday, April 18, 2011
In an effort to assist and educate operators about changes in inspections, installations, aircraft conformity, and requirements with modifications, Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) continues to offer NVIS Aircraft Conformity Courses at no cost. The next course is scheduled for the Air Medical Transport Conference. ASU Quality Assurance Manager and Chief Inspector Kip McDermott teaches the 3-hour course. This course was previously held in Orlando at Heli Expo.
Posted by asunewadmin at 4/18/2011 8:31:00 PM
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
ASU announced that they will host an afternoon mixer from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, July 21 at the convention hall, and present the night vision awards in New Orleans at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) 41st annual conference. Drinks and light appetizers will be served.
Posted by asunewadmin at 4/12/2011 11:42:00 PM
Friday, April 8, 2011
ASU has been awarded the second Night Vision Goggle Training contract issued by the FAA to train Principle Operations Inspectors and Aviation Safety Inspectors. ASU also won the first contract in (2007) and has trained more than 58 FAA inspectors and provided 32 recurrent training courses.
Posted by asunewadmin at 4/8/2011 11:52:00 PM
ASU announced today that they have surpassed their 100th EC135 cockpit modification. The 100th modification was completed for Metro Aviation. ?We performed our first modification on the EC 135 in 2003,? said Mike Atwood founder and CEO of ASU. ?It's remarkable that in such a short time we have equipped over 100 EC135 aircraft with NVG's that are servicing the medical and law enforcement industry"?
Posted by asunewadmin at 4/8/2011 7:00:00 AM
ASU announced today that they have surpassed their 100th AS350 cockpit modification. The 100th modification was completed for Advanced Helicopter Services? customer the California Highway Patrol. ?AS350?s can be found all over the world and are a very versatile aircraft,? said Mike Atwood founder and CEO of ASU. ?Numerous law enforcement and fire fighting agencies in North America operate the AS350. By modifying the aircraft for night vision capabilities, we are giving those agencies the ability to operate the aircraft at night and increasing their ability to serve and protect their communities.?
Posted by asunewadmin at 4/8/2011 7:00:00 AM
Monday, March 7, 2011
ASU honored the first annual Night Vision Award winners at a luncheon this afternoon during Heli-Expo in Orlando, Florida. This is the first of three ceremonies that will be held in 2011. The next award reception will be held in New Orleans at the ALEA and in St. Louis at AMTC. ?It is an honor to recognize all the recipients this year,? said founder and CEO of ASU Mike Atwood, ?There are so many organizations and people out there everyday using night vision to help their communities. We were glad to honor some of them today.?
Posted by asunewadmin at 3/7/2011 11:54:00 PM
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
(BOISE, Idaho ? Date) Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced today that they received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the CASA 212 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The C212 is used for transportation and surveillance. With the new STC, ASU will modify the cockpit and cabin of a C212 for supplemental lighting night vision conformity for Evergreen Helicopters.
Posted by asunewadmin at 1/19/2011 7:00:00 AM
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
After receiving full authorization on 17 December 2010 from Irish Defense Forces to conduct night operations using Night Vision, Irish Defense Forces Air Corps based at Casement Aerodome, Baldonnel Co. Dublin Ireland recently transported a sick patient at night in poor weather conditions thanks to the Night Vision Goggles and Training conducted by Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU).
Posted by asunewadmin at 12/29/2010 7:00:00 AM
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
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