Thursday, November 17, 2022


Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) announced today that ASU Senior Director of Sales Dan Meyer was promoted to Vice President of Sales.  


  Posted by semerine at 11/18/2022 1:03:00 AM in News


Monday, May 2, 2022


In celebration of World Trade Month during the month of May, the U.S. Commercial service will be hosting Export Week through May 2nd to May 6th, 2022. ASU was recently recognized by U.S. Commercial Services as Exporter of the Month in April. ASU is proud to be working with the U.S. Commercial Service and Idaho Commerce to support our international market entry and sales growth.

ASU utilizes Idaho's State Trade Expansion Program grants to grow their markets and recently had success through an International Partner Search service in Australia to make a sale through a new representative our research identified. ASU is active in Europe, Southeast Asia and the Middle East and recently participated in the SHOT Show and Singapore Air Show working with the U.S. Commercial Service and Idaho Commerce to support their international market entry and sales growth.

Learn more about ASU Reps 



  Posted by semerine at 5/2/2022 5:02:00 PM in News


Wednesday, February 16, 2022


ASU continues its commitment to aviation safety by providing Night Vision Solutions that Save Lives. Night Vision Goggle (NVG) operations require the use of a radar altimeter “functioning in a normal manner, and approved for use by the FAA,” per 14 CFR §91.205. ASU recognizes the importance of understanding regulations, conditions, and limitations related to NVG operations and has developed this information to help you navigate the obstacle to 5G deployment.

Helicopter Association International (HAI) petitioned the FAA and was given a Partial Grant of Exception (No. 18973, Regulatory Docket No. FAA-2021-1028). The exception states:

“Part 119 certificate holders authorized to conduct HAA operations under part 135, subpart L, are granted an exemption from 14 CFR §§ 91.9(a) and 91.205(h)(7) to the extent necessary to conduct part 135 operations with NVGs, including night landings and takeoffs from unimproved or off-airport sites, in areas identified by NOTAM, in which the radar altimeter is unreliable and thus may not functioning normally due to 5G C-band interference.

The FAA denies the petition for relief from §§ 135.160(a) and 135.179(a), as the petitioner has not established the need for such relief.”

There are specific conditions and limitations stated in the exemption and must be followed by operators. Certificate holders who wish to exercise the exemption must submit a Letter of Intent to the Federal eRulemaking Portal (, under Docket No. FAA-2021-1028.

As the 5G deployment may have significant impacts on your NVG operations, you may consider petitioning the FAA for an exemption for your organization. ASU has composed a similar petition for fixed-wing and rotor-wing NVG operations and followed the submittal process as listed below.

  1. Per 14 CRF §11.15, you may petition the FAA for exemption asking for relief from the requirements of the regulations that affect your operations. §11.81 lists the information you must include in your petition.
  2. Go to and search for FAA-2007-001. This is the “Shell Docket” that lists the submission instructions. You should upload your petition letter as an attachment.

Copies of ASU’s petitions are here for your use as you see fit:

Currently, ASU (Boise, ID), is not in a 5G NOTAM area and is conducting normal operations. We do not know how long we will be “in the clear,” so we submitted the petition in an attempt to stay ahead of any changes to the BOI Airport area.

We have listed links to reference information that may be helpful as you make decisions and ensure your operations maintain the highest possible level of safety. The list is not exhaustive. Please consult your local FAA office for additional guidance.

We will continue to update this page as we learn more.  If you have any questions, please call Chris Schoonover, Director of Aviation Services, 208-287-5399.

Stay safe!


  Posted by semerine at 2/16/2022 10:34:00 PM in News
 Tags: 5G


Monday, October 26, 2020


To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, we've decide to incorporate a little piece of our history and Idaho into the festivities with a virtual cook-along featuring our famous Idaho Russet potatoes. Read on for the event link.


  Posted by semerine at 10/27/2020 12:05:00 AM in News
 Tags: Events


Wednesday, April 29, 2020


Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU), announced today the company obtained a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the FAA for NVIS (Night Vision Imaging System) use on the Pilatus PC-12. This STC is the 14th that ASU has received for fixed-wing aircraft.


  Posted by semerine at 4/29/2020 4:50:00 PM in News


Friday, April 10, 2020


Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU),  announced today to celebrate their 25th anniversary, the company is offering free ground shipping on all equipment sales in the United States.  Additionally, ASU is waiving all expediting fees. Customers with a night vision goggle service agreement will continue to receive free ground shipping.  


  Posted by semerine at 4/10/2020 2:08:00 PM in News


Wednesday, April 1, 2020


With the safety of our critical crews that operate with NVGs in mind, we've compiled instructions to help you clean your NVGs.


  Posted by semerine at 4/2/2020 12:51:00 AM in News


Monday, March 2, 2020


Posted on March 2, 2020 in INSIGHT Magazine by Dan Parsons

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) of Boise, Idaho. Few companies can look back after a quarter-century and know they made a difference and left a legacy in the world. But, that is exactly what ASU has done by pioneering the use of night vision goggles (NVGs) around the world.


  Posted by semerine at 3/2/2020 10:53:00 PM in News


Monday, June 3, 2019


After numerous inquiries, the Night Vision Awards selection committee announced today they are extending the call for nominations for the 2019 Night Vision Awards Show to be held in Omaha, Nebraska at the Airborne Public Safety Association’s (APSA) annual APSCON conference. Entries will now be accepted until June 28th, 2019.  The awards will be presented to recipients on Thursday, July 18 at an awards reception in the CHI Health Center Junior Ballroom from 16:30-17:30 p.m.


  Posted by semerine at 6/3/2019 5:14:00 PM in News


Thursday, February 7, 2019


Idaho Commerce and the Idaho Aerospace Alliance will attend the Avalon Airshow, February 26 – March 1, in Melbourne, Australia alongside eight Idaho companies including AeroLEDs, AERO Specialties, ASU, Black Sage, Frequence, Hamilton Manufacturing, Inc., Western Aircraft and xCraft.  The Avalon Airshow supports engagement with government, industry and defense opportunities, and is an excellent opportunity for Idaho companies to gain significant intern


  Posted by semerine at 2/7/2019 2:10:00 PM in News


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