Monday, March 23, 2020
During the unprecedented events in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) has maintained its unwavering commitment to customers while making significant strides to protect their employees and all those with whom they interact.
“While remaining vigilant, our customer commitment has not changed. To maintain business continuity, we have taken steps to protect our staff by allowing many to telework and staggering shifts for others,” said Vice President of Administration Hannah Gordon.
ASU’s modified operations have allowed them to offer full capabilities to continue to safeguard those who protect and defend with no delay. As always, the customer service and aircraft services team, including PMA and STC are ensuring that Aircraft on Ground or AOGs are their number one priority. The NVG service center is working around the clock on weekdays to ensure that first responders and other customers can get their NVGs certified and promptly returned to service.
ASU recommends the following guidelines for disinfecting NVIS equipment. For AN/AVS-9 Night Vision Goggles, reference the Operator’s Manual section for Care and Maintenance. To disinfect aircraft lighting with NVIS modifications, reference the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness, Section 5-5. For both NVGs and aircraft lighting, ASU recommends using 90% Isopropyl alcohol for no residue. Read more on how to sanitize your NVGs here.
The essential staff that is working onsite at ASU’s headquarters in Boise, Idaho, are enforcing social distancing, conducting virtual meetings, avoiding common spaces like meeting and break rooms. They are also disinfecting work areas and frequent touchpoints like doorknobs and handrails multiple times each day.
ASU will post any changes to operations on www.asu-nvg.com.