Thursday, October 16, 2014
(AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS- October 15, 2014) United States, Boise, Idaho based Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) announced today, from the showroom floor at the Helitech International Convention in Amsterdam, Netherlands, that the company has signed a new sales and service agreement with Vienna, Austria based Helikopter Air Transportation GmbH (HeliAir).
With the agreement, ASU will train HeliAir technicians on night vision goggle cockpit modifications at their maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in Vienna, Austria. Together ASU and HeliAir will service and maintain not only HeliAir’s night vision goggles, but also customers’ goggles throughout Europe with an onsite goggle maintenance lab and facility. HeliAir will provide sales and support for ASU products. ASU in return will gain exclusivity to sell HeliAir’s unique products in North America including an exterior mirror used in EMS helicopters.
“HeliAir has a 30 year history of proven success along with their parent company, OAMTC,” said President Jim Winkel. “In Europe they are well known for their expertise, commitment to saving lives, and ability to perform unique missions. Our two companies share a passion for excellence, have common core beliefs and believe this partnership will strengthen both of our organizations.”
OAMTC has 16 primary rescue bases, six winter seasonal rescue bases, a hospital-to-hospital service, 47 pilots, a technical pilot, 285 physicians and 185 crewmembers that fly in 27 EC135 aircraft. HeliAir covers as a full service provider the needs of national and international customers has a team of 44 professionals in engineering, design and maintenance and within this 17 licensed engineers (EASA 145) with an important contribution to the success of OAMTC and its rescue service. Within two years, HeliAir will completely modify all existing aircraft within their entire fleet and will be able to fly and operate using night vision goggle equipment.
“We are very delighted to announce the cooperation between HeliAir and ASU in the field of Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS),” added Reinhard Kraxner CEO HeliAir. “At HeliAir, we can help ASU to enter the European market and they can support us establishing our market entrance in the U.S.”
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Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU), http://www.asu-nvg.com was established in 1995 to meet the growing demand for aviation night vision systems. Since that time, the company has earned a reputation as a leading innovator in aviation night vision imaging system design, manufacturing, installation, certification, sales, training and service. ASU continues to invest in the development of innovative products and solutions. In 2014, ASU expanded its corporate headquarters and staff to better serve customers around the world who operate in the air, on land, and by sea.
Helikopter Air Transport GmbH is an aviation company specialized in helicopter maintenance, repair, overhaul and lease out with focus on EC135. The design and the production organization approval develop individual solutions for STC to meet the operational requirements especially for emergency medical service operators. Additionally the company has an air operator certificate with its own continuous airworthiness management organization and the privilege for issuing ARC and recommendations. Today the Austrian company offers a complete portfolio regarding maintenance, repair, overhaul and design for customer tailored solutions.