Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) have received Transport Canada approval for cockpit modifications on the MD900. ASU completed a cockpit modification for Yukon Territory based Horizon Helicopters. The MD900 will be used for Emergency Medical Services and Search and Rescue missions.
"We chose ASU because they came highly recommended from a pilot that knew their work and because of their experience working with Transport Canada requirements," said Operations Manager for Horizon Helicopters Cole Hodinski. "Night vision goggles and equipment are still new in Canada and ASU has completed a number of projects in our country. We wanted to work with someone that already had experience."
“Horizon Helicopters operate in remote regions that are mountainous and heavily wooded,” ASU’s Quality Assurance Manager Kip McDermott. “There are very few lights for reference and to illuminate the terrain. The modifications we made to the MD 900 will allow Horizon Helicopters to use their aircraft at night with the aid of night vision goggles. NV Technology continues to grow in Canada and we strive to work closely with Transport Canada to provide operators additional support with tailored training programs, aircraft modifications and providing the most technologically advanced NVG equipment available.”