Being able to see in the dark has revolutionized the way helicopters are operated. Emma Kelly talks to some of the companies that provide night vision technology about developments in the field.
Click here to read more from ASU contributors Chad St. Francis, director of military programs, and Daniel Burnham, director of sales, provide insights on topics including white phosphor and weight advantages.
Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) announced today the official Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) technical standard order (TSO) approval for the AERONOX NVG mount and battery pack.
ASU’s AERONOX is a NVG helmet mount that was first introduced at HELI EXPO in 2016. The lightweight, AERONOX features a retractable lanyard with a breakaway feature to prevent the loss of NVGs. The low profile LEMO connector accepts AERONOX and legacy power supplies. It has an increased vertical adjustment, low battery indicator, and an optional interface accessory for use with ground helmets when mounting AN/AVS-9 to tactical ground helmet.
L3Harris has recently become aware of a condition that may affect operation on a small percentage of ANVS Night Vision Goggles (NVG). The condition is limited to specific deliveries beginning April 2016 through July 2018. To determine if your NVGs may be affected, please reference the serial numbers listed in Appendix A of the Operational Safety Notice.
Please note this is a limited and anomalous condition and only units that fall within a specific delivery time were affected by this condition and does not include Legacy Harris goggles. If you believe your unit is affected, please refer to Appendix 1 to determine if your unit’s serial number is included and follow the instructions provided for further screening and repair.
Your safety is our priority, if you have any questions relating to this or any other topic please do not hesitate to reach out.
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A recently announced agreement between The National Mountain Rescue Corps (CNSAS) and the Italian Company Aersud Elicotteri promotes the regulatory advancement of NVG use in helicopter regulations among other objectives to improve effectiveness. The collaborative agreement is aimed at increasing the safety of HEMS and SAR (Search and Rescue) missions, with particular reference to the improvement of on-board helicopter equipment and staff training. As an advocate for the safe integration of night vision technology ASU applauds CNSAS and Aersud on their dedication to safer operations. Aersud Elicotteri Photo. Read the full release here or at Vertical Magazine.
Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) and L3 Warrior Sensor Systems recently entered into an agreement, making ASU an authorized Technical Standard Order (TSO) service center and – upon approval of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – an authorized TSO recovery center. The master service agreement authorizes ASU to market, sell and service L3 TSO-certified goggles domestically to ASU’s existing customer base.
For more than 20 years Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) has worked with both helicopter and fixed-wing operators on cockpit modifications around the world. With changing technology, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements and mandates, ASU announced that they have hired Darren Knight as their new Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) Manager and appointed Austin Barrett as the Engineering Change Order (ECO) Program Manager. Barrett and Knight will help customers navigate through compliance concerns with overseeing ECO requirements and PMA needs.
From the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) annual convention held in Houston Texas, Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) announced the OWLS system is now being offered as an affordable gimbal for manned aircraft platforms. Originally designed to be lightweight for coupling with an aerial drone or unmanned aircraft, the OWLS system has proven to be rugged enough to be added directly to aircraft.
From the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) annual convention held in Houston Texas, Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) revealed their new patent pending N16HT Pro (Night Pro) system. N16HT Pro is a wireless imaging, recording and disseminating night vision system used during periods of low light level conditions.
From the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) annual convention held in Houston Texas, Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) revealed their new partnership with BearTek™ Gloves, a patented glove technology that fully integrates with the new N16HT Pro (Night Pro) night vision system patent pending.
Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) announced today that the company has launched a new trade up program on the latest White Phosphor NVGs due to increasing demand for the innovative new goggles.
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