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ASU, Inc., Reveals improved NVG Mount, Battery Pack Helmet Combination at Heli-Expo 2017

ASU, Inc., Reveals improved NVG Mount, Battery Pack Helmet Combination at Heli-Expo 2017

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) Inc., announced the company will display a new product combination designed for a more rugged, lighter, comfortable mission experience with the new ASU aviation night vision helmet mount and battery pack known as the Aeronox® along with the Aspida™ carbon Paraclete Aviation Life Support helmet with the Kairos™ Retention Assembly, and… Read more »

Source: ASU, 03-Mar-17

Ecuadorian Navy pilots travel to ASU for night vision training

Ecuadorian Navy pilots travel to ASU for night vision training

Two Ecuadorian Navy pilots took a nearly 4,000-mile journey from Ecuador to Boise, Idaho to attend Night Vision pilot training with Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) earlier this summer. The ASU NVG flight instructors have trained pilots and crew members from more than 20 different countries to fly with night vision. In the initial training, each… Read more »

Source: ASU, 09-Aug-16

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ASU completes 1,000th Night Vision cockpit mod

ASU completes 1,000th Night Vision cockpit mod

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced today that it completed its 1000th FAA approved night vision cockpit modification. This modification was completed on a Bell 407GXP at Wysong Enterprises, Inc., (Wysong) in Blountville, Tennessee for MED TRANS Air Medical Transport ( Med-Trans Corp). “Achieving our 1000th FAA Certified Cockpit Modification is a major milestone for Aviation… Read more »

Source: ASU, 04-Aug-16

ASU appoints new marketing coordinator

ASU appoints new marketing coordinator

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) Inc., announced today that the company has hired Sarah Pokorney as the new marketing coordinator. In her new role, Pokorney will manage marketing and communication for every division of ASU including sales, training, goggle service and repair and new product development. Pokorney graduated from Boise State University with a degree in… Read more »

Source: ASU, 12-Jul-16

ASU Obtains FAA Aviation Safety Inspector Training Contract

ASU Obtains FAA Aviation Safety Inspector Training Contract

For the third time Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) was selected as the company that will train the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Safety Inspectors (ASI) on the use of night vision goggles (NVGs).  ASU will provide both initial training and recurrent training to FAA ASI’s beginning on July 23, 2016. During the previous two contracts… Read more »

Source: ASU, 24-Jun-16

ASU Ecliptus night vision camera now available on GSA

ASU Ecliptus night vision camera now available on GSA

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) a Boise, Idaho-based night vision company engaged with GSA representatives and contractors at the Southwest Supply Acquisition Center (SSAC) Industry days May 3-4, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas to better serve their GSA customers. At the event ASU announced that the company’s new Ecliptus product is now available on GSA…. Read more »

Source: ASU, 06-May-16

ASU and Wilcox unveil NVG Helmet Mount and Battery Pack

ASU and Wilcox unveil NVG Helmet Mount and Battery Pack

After more than three decades with little to no changes, Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) and Wilcox Industries revealed at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) annual HELI-EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky a new helmet mount and battery back for night vision goggles. “Lighter, stronger, and easier to use are phrases we have all heard people ask for… Read more »

Source: ASU, 26-Feb-16

UK CAA approves first use of white phosphor goggles

UK CAA approves first use of white phosphor goggles

Aviation Specialties Unlimited and UK operator Specialist Aviation Services have obtained UK CAA approval for the use of White Phosphor night vision goggles on the MD Explorer. ASU president Jim Winkel says this is the first UK CAA approval for the use of White Phosphor NVGs.  ASU expects demand to increase as more UK operators… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Nov-15

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ASU appoints Specialist Aviation Services as NVG Service Center

ASU appoints Specialist Aviation Services as NVG Service Center

From the tradeshow floor of Helitech International, NVG specialists, Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc. (ASU) of Idaho, USA and UK based operator and support organization, Specialist Aviation Services Ltd (SAS) announced the appointment of SAS as a dealer and service center for ASU’s ANVIS 9 night vision goggles. As more European HEMS operators expand their services… Read more »

Source: ASU, 09-Oct-15

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EASA approves ASU Night Vision STCs for Bell 206 and 407

EASA approves ASU Night Vision STCs for Bell 206 and 407

United States, Boise, Idaho based Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) announced that the company has obtained EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval on the Bell 206 series and 407 helicopters to modify existing aircraft for night vision capability. “This is the second EASA STC we have obtained this year,” said ASU Executive Director of Business… Read more »

Source: ASU, 25-Aug-15

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ASU Celebrates 20 Years and expands HQ

ASU Celebrates 20 Years and expands HQ

In an open house ceremony and 20-year anniversary celebration, Boise, Idaho based Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) held a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening tour of their new expanded base of operations. More than 200 Industry leaders, elected officials, customers and members of the media from around the world participated in the ceremony. “A… Read more »

Source: ASU, 06-Jul-15

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Night Vision Award Committee Announces Final Call for Entries for the 2015 Night Vision Awards

Night Vision Award Committee Announces Final Call for Entries for the 2015 Night Vision Awards

The Night Vision Awards selection committee has announced a June 30th deadline for nominations for the 2015 Night Vision Awards Show to be held in Houston, Texas at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s (ALEA) annual conference.The awards will be presented to recipients on Thursday, July 16 at an awards reception in the convention center room… Read more »

Source: Night Vision, 05-Jun-15

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Aviation Specialties Unlimited Sponsors Whirly Girl Scholarship

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Sponsors Whirly Girl Scholarship

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) announced today, from the Helicopter International Association (HAI) HELI-EXPO Convention in Orlando, Florida, that the company once again sponsored a Whirly Girl Scholarship. Pilot Cristina Gonzalez from Puerto Rico was announced as the 2015 winner of the scholarship “Giving back to the aviation community is important to ASU,” said ASU… Read more »

Source: ASU, 05-Mar-15

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Aviation Specialties Unlimited / HeliAir Obtain EC135 EASA STC

Aviation Specialties Unlimited / HeliAir Obtain EC135 EASA STC

United States, Boise, Idaho based Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) announced today, from the Helicopter International Association (HAI) HELI-EXPO Convention in Orlando, Florida, that the company along with Vienna, Austria based Helikopter Air Transportation GmbH (HeliAir) obtained EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval on the civilian Airbus EC135 series. “One of the many strengths of… Read more »

Source: ASU, 03-Mar-15

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Britannia Airborne Mission equipment integrated on UN Mi-8 for UN missions

Britannia Airborne Mission equipment integrated on UN Mi-8 for UN missions

Britannia 2000, based in Maidenhead UK, announces the completion of the delivery of Britannia airborne mission equipment on a UN Mi-8 in Senegal. Our partner ASU Baltija (Lithuania) was the prime contractor in this project and recently delivered the upgraded aircraft to the customer. The project was completed on time and within budget. As part… Read more »

Source: Britannia, 06-Feb-15

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United Rotorcraft receives first FAA STC for EMS EC130 T2

United Rotorcraft receives first FAA STC for EMS EC130 T2

United Rotorcraft, an Air Methods Division, announced that it received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) of an Airbus EC130 T2 Emergency Medical helicopter equipped with a next generation state-of-the-art medical interior and avionics suite.   The first completed aircraft was delivered from United Rotorcraft’s facility in Englewood, Colo. The STC was completed in… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 20-Jan-15

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A soaring year for MPS Helicopters

A soaring year for MPS Helicopters

As we enter a new year, the Met’s Air Support Unit (ASU) reflects on a busy and memorable 2014. Between January and December last year, the team of pilots, engineers, operations officers and observers, attended 8,182 incidents, assisted in the arrest of 1,686 suspects and located 169 missing people. Inspector Richard Brandon, said: “The ASU… Read more »

Source: MPS Helicopters, 06-Jan-15

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Aviation Specialties Unlimited Unveils New OWLS at NBAA

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Unveils New OWLS at NBAA

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc. (ASU) announced that the company will unveil their new microgimbal, Observation Wide-area Low altitude Sensor, (OWLS) at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) annual convention in Orlando, Florida and will be demonstrating the system at booth 1478. “The introduction of the OWLS marks the second major product innovation and release for… Read more »

Source: ASU, 22-Oct-14

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Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc.: Industry Pioneer, Community Pillar

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc.: Industry Pioneer, Community Pillar

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc. (ASU), a pioneer in aviation night vision for nearly 20 years, is committed to growth which is directly benefiting the local Boise, Idaho community.  Since September, 2013, ASU has hired 13 new employees and promoted 10 existing employees into leadership roles.  During this same period, ASU and its general contractor Artisan… Read more »

Source: ASU, 26-Aug-14

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ASU Unveils New White Phosphor Goggles at ALEA Annual Convention

ASU Unveils New White Phosphor Goggles at ALEA Annual Convention

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc. (ASU) announced that the company will unveil their new white phosphor night vision goggles (NVG) at the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) annual convention in Phoenix and will be demonstrating them at booth 641. “The new white phosphor night vision goggle is the first technological breakthrough in aviation goggles since the… Read more »

Source: ASU, 14-Jul-14

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PremiAir and ASU sign JV to sell Night Vision technology in Europe

PremiAir and ASU sign JV to sell Night Vision technology in Europe

PremiAir International Group, U.K., has announced that it has entered into a transatlantic joint venture with Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc., (ASU) of Boise, Idaho to bring innovative new night vision technologies to the U.K. and other European countries.   Under the terms of the joint venture – which was signed at the recent Helicopter Association… Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 19-Mar-14

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Aviation Specialties Unlimited Obtains FAA and Transport Canada STC for S76B

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Obtains FAA and Transport Canada STC for S76B

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc. (ASU) added a new Transport Canada and revised FAA STC to its growing list of STCs after successfully completing an NVIS Lighting System installation on a Sikorsky S76 B in Canada. “This is the fifth joint STC with the FAA and Transport Canada that we have obtained for NVG use on… Read more »

Source: ASU, 13-Mar-14

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ASU Completes 800th FAA Approved NVIS Modification

ASU Completes 800th FAA Approved NVIS Modification

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced today that it completed its 800th FAA approved night vision cockpit modification prior to HELI EXPO. The modification was completed on an AW139 for Construction Helicopters, Inc., (CHI Aviation). “Reaching 800 modifications is a significant milestone,” said ASU President James Winkel. “ASU from day one has committed to enhancing aircraft… Read more »

Source: ASU, 26-Feb-14

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Lifetime Achievement Award presented at Nightcon event

Lifetime Achievement Award presented at Nightcon event

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) CEO Mike Atwood was given the NIGHTCON Lifetime Achievement award at the annual NIGHTCON convention in Dallas, Texas in front of a group of helicopter operators from around the world, Federal Aviation Administration officials and members of the Night Vision Advisory Council (NVAC). Atwood was nominated from numerous members of NVAC, who represent industry leaders in night vision… Read more »

Source: ASU, 21-Sep-13

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ASU shares NVG expertise at Helitech

ASU shares NVG expertise at Helitech

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) will be in London next week at the Helitech annual convention in London from September 24-26 at stand M93 to discuss the use of Night Vision Goggles in civil operations in Europe.  ASU CEO Mike Atwood, President Jim Winkel, Director of Operations, Kim Harris, and Sales and Marketing Director Hannah Gordon… Read more »

Source: ASU, 19-Sep-13

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ASU hires new President

ASU hires new President

As part of Aviation Specialties Unlimited’s, (ASU) global expansion and strategic growth plans for the future, ASU has hired former L-3 Warrior Systems Vice President of International Business Development Jim Winkel as its new President. Winkel, an industry veteran worked with L-3 for the last five years and helped spearhead ASU’s global distribution deal with… Read more »

Source: ASU, 19-Aug-13

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ASU Completes FAA Contract

ASU Completes FAA Contract

After six successful years, Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) completed their Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) training contract this month. ASU provided both initial training and recurrent training to FAA Aviation Safety Inspectors (ASI) on the use of night vision goggles. During the six-year time span 1,015 flight hours and 956 academic hours were completed. ASU provided… Read more »

Source: ASU, 26-Jul-13

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ASU Celebrates Major Accomplishments at ALEA 2013

ASU Celebrates Major Accomplishments at ALEA 2013

In celebration of achieving some major milestones in 2013, Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) will host a series of events at the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) annual convention in Orlando from July 17-20 at booth 224. “This year ASU surpassed some major milestones,” said Director of Sales and Marketing, Hannah Gordon. “We have many customers… Read more »

Source: ASU, 19-Jul-13

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ASU Announces STC for Bell 205A-1 for Aerial Firefighting

ASU Announces STC for Bell 205A-1 for Aerial Firefighting

ASU announced today that they received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Bell 205A-1 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The new STC was completed for the San Diego Sherriff’s Department. This aircraft will be used for aerial firefighting, search and rescue, airborne law enforcement and hoist equipmen. “This is the seventh aircraft modification… Read more »

Source: ASU, 04-Mar-13

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ASU completes second S-76C++ NVG conversion for PHi

ASU completes second S-76C++ NVG conversion for PHi

ASU has completed their second night vision modification for a ASU aircraft owned and operated by PHI, Inc, headquartered in Lafayette, LA. The aircraft is a new aircraft that has been specifically designed to serve the oil and gas industry offshore. The aircraft is equipped with cardiac monitors with 12-lead EKG capability, transport ventilators and intravenous… Read more »

Source: ASU, 02-Mar-13

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ASU Signs Distributor Relationship Agreement with L-3

ASU Signs Distributor Relationship Agreement with L-3

ASU announced today that it has agreed to an exclusive domestic distribution agreement with L-3 Warrior Systems, with plans to sign an expanded international agreement for aviation night vision systems that will encompass both civilian and military applications. In addition, the plans include ASU as the exclusive L-3 Warrior Systems distributor for both aviation and… Read more »

Source: ASU, 01-Mar-13

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Austin-Travis STAR Flight Rescue Saves Multiple Lives Utilizing NVG

Austin-Travis STAR Flight Rescue Saves Multiple Lives Utilizing NVG

Three STAR Flight EC145s spent several hours in the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 8 responding to distress calls and successfully rescuing 13 people from flood waters, caused by Tropical Storm Hermine, throughout the region around Austin, Texas. The rescue operation was the largest to date for the unit?s EC145s. “The weather conditions were… Read more »

Source: ASU, 28-Feb-13

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Night Vision Awards Final Call for Entries

Night Vision Awards Final Call for Entries

The Night Vision Awards selection committee announce that they are now taking final nominations for the 2013 Night Vision Awards Show to be held in Las Vegas at Helicopter Association International’s HELI-EXPO. Awards will be presented at an awards dinner to be announced at a later date. All entries should be submitted by Friday, February… Read more »

Source: ASU/NFC, 01-Feb-13

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ASU contributes specialist NVG knwoledge to Botswana Police AS350B3 upgrades

ASU contributes specialist NVG knwoledge to Botswana Police AS350B3 upgrades

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced in conjunction with Eurocopter Southern Africa Ltd., (ESAL) that they have completed three AS350 B3s for the Botswana Police Service, in Johannesburg South Africa. In addition to the installation, ASU also provided ESAL technicians training for support of the installation. Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa with a… Read more »

Source: ASU, 30-Sep-12

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ASU receives Transport Canada approval for MD Explorer

ASU receives Transport Canada approval for MD Explorer

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… Read more »

Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 06-Jun-12

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ASU Announces Final Call for Night Vision Awards

ASU Announces Final Call for Night Vision Awards

Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) are accepting nominations for the Night Vision Awards to be presented at the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Annual Trade Show and Convention in July 11-14 in Reno, Nevada. Nominations will be accepted until June 18, 2012. The night vision awards were created to acknowledge companies that use night vision systems… Read more »

Source: ASU, 23-May-12

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ASU surpasses 4,500 Night Vision System sales globally

ASU surpasses 4,500 Night Vision System sales globally

Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) have now sold more than 4,500 night vision aviation systems worldwide. This gives ASU more aviation systems sales to civilian operators than any supplier in the world. “I can remember when the thought of night vision systems in the civil market was just a luxurious dream,” said ASU’s founder and HAI… Read more »

Source: ASU, 27-Apr-12

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ASU Surpasses 600 aircraft STC installations

ASU Surpasses 600 aircraft STC installations

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced that they have now surpassed 600 aircraft STC installations in the United States.  This gives ASU more domestic installations than any NVIS Modifier in the country. “This is a major milestone for ASU,” said ASU’s Quality Assurance Manager Kip McDermott.  “We have worked diligently over the last 10 years to… Read more »

Source: ASU, 12-Feb-12

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Sanford Lifeflight benefitting from night vision technology

Sanford Lifeflight benefitting from night vision technology

The military has realized the benefits of night vision technology for years. Now pilots with Sanford’s Life Flight have been trained and are now using the helmet mounted night-vision goggles. The goggles are especially important for medical emergencies in our rural areas. Life Flight pilot Tim Vreeman is no stranger to birds. He’s been flying… Read more »

Source: ASU, 28-Nov-11

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ASU final call for AMTC Night Vision Awards entries

ASU final call for AMTC Night Vision Awards entries

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced that they are accepting nominations for the Night Vision Awards, to be presented at the AMTC Conference in St Louis, Missouri, October 1, 2011. This is the third and final award presentation for 2011. The night vision awards were created to acknowledge companies that use night vision systems and further… Read more »

Source: ASU, 29-Sep-11

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