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Night Vision Awards Committee Announces New Biennial Format

Night Vision Awards Committee Announces New Biennial Format

The Night Vision Awards Committee announced today a new biennial format. The next Night Vision Awards will take place at the 2017 Airborne Law Enforcement Association Expo in Reno, Nevada. The awards ceremony will feature light hors d’oeuvres and libations and honor various departments and organizations on their accomplishments using night vision goggle equipment. During… Read more »

Source: Night Vision Awards, 01-Mar-16

ASU Announces White Phosphor Night Vision Goggles “Trade Up” Program

ASU Announces White Phosphor  Night Vision Goggles “Trade Up” Program

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) announced today that the company has launched a new trade up program on the latest White Phosphor NVGs due to increasing demand for the innovative new goggles. “Last year at the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) annual convention we unveiled the new White Phosphor NVGs,” said ASU president Jim Winkel…. Read more »

Source: ASU, 15-Jul-15

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ASU Introduces N16HT Pro Night Vision System at ALEA and Offers Introductory Rate

ASU Introduces N16HT Pro Night Vision System at ALEA and Offers Introductory Rate

From the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) annual convention held in Houston Texas, Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) revealed their new patent pending N16HT Pro (Night Pro) system. N16HT Pro is a wireless imaging, recording and disseminating night vision system used during periods of low light level conditions. The ASU N16HT Pro fully integrates and… Read more »

Source: ASU, 15-Jul-15

ASU Adds Manned Aircraft Platform for OWLS

ASU Adds Manned Aircraft Platform for OWLS

From the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) annual convention held in Houston Texas, Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) announced the OWLS system is now being offered as an affordable gimbal for manned aircraft platforms. Originally designed to be lightweight for coupling with an aerial drone or unmanned aircraft, the OWLS system has proven to be… Read more »

Source: ASU, 15-Jul-15

ASU Introduces OPTEX Red Tail Digital Spotting Scope at ALEA

ASU Introduces OPTEX Red Tail  Digital Spotting Scope at ALEA

From the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) annual convention held in Houston Texas, Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) showcased the OPTEX Red Tail Digital Spotting Scope. The Wifi enabled spotting scope has an optical 45X high definition image that records images or videos straight to a smartphone or tablet (wireless range of 150 feet minimum)…. Read more »

Source: ASU, 15-Jul-15

ASU Introduces BearTek™ Gloves at ALEA

ASU Introduces BearTek™ Gloves at ALEA

From the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) annual convention held in Houston Texas, Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) revealed their new partnership with BearTek™ Gloves, a patented glove technology that fully integrates with the new N16HT Pro (Night Pro) night vision system patent pending. BearTek™ transforms any glove into the most convenient, safe and accurate remote control… Read more »

Source: ASU, 15-Jul-15

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Signs Agreement with Austria’s HeliAir

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Signs Agreement with Austria’s HeliAir

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… Read more »

Source: ASU, 15-Oct-14

Night Vision Awards Announces 2013 Award Winners

Night Vision Awards Announces 2013 Award Winners

The Night Vision Awards selection committee released the names of the 2013 Night Vision Award recipients for the award show at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida. The 5- Year Service Award, 10- Year Service Award, Community Awareness Award, and the Mark of Excellence Awards will be presented to award recipients… Read more »

Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 11-Jul-13

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Registration opens for NightCon 2013

Registration opens for NightCon 2013

Registration is now open for NightCon 2013, a 2 Day – Night Vision Systems Conference and Expo on September 19 & 20, 2013 in Dallas, TX. Join the experts of the NVIS Community for this unprecedented two-day interactive event. The purpose is to present a venue in which industry professionals can obtain information, education, and… Read more »

Source: Night Flight Concepts, 05-Jul-13

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ASU Completes 700th FAA Approved NVIS Modification

ASU Completes 700th FAA Approved NVIS Modification

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced today that it completed its 700th FAA approved night vision cockpit modification. This modification was completed on an EC135 at Metro Aviation in Shreveport, Louisiana for MED TRANS Air Medical Services. “There are a lot of great people that have been instrumental in our reaching this milestone,” said ASU founder… Read more »

Source: ASU, 24-Apr-13

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ASU completes 100th BK117 Night Vision upgrade

ASU completes 100th BK117 Night Vision upgrade

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced they have completed their 100th Night Vision cockpit modification on BK 117 Aircraft.  This most recent lighting installation was completed at Helicopter Specialties in Janesville, Wisconsin.  Helicopter Specialties is a helicopter completion center and performs maintenance, repair and overhauls. “Completing 100 NVIS lighting modifications for the BK 117 is a… Read more »

Source: ASU, 22-Apr-13

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ASU Completes AS350B2 Modification For Era Training Center

ASU Completes AS350B2 Modification For Era Training Center

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) has completed night vision cockpit modifications for an AS350B2 for Era Training Center, LLC., in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Chris Reber, ASU Assistant Director of Maintenance, was onsite to complete the modification at the Era Training Center. Reber has been with ASU since 2007 and has personally conducted over 100 NVIS lighting… Read more »

Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 15-Mar-13

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ASU helps launch NVG program for Pasadena Police

ASU helps launch NVG program for Pasadena Police

Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) announced that they completed a full-service order for the Pasadena Police Department. The Pasadena Police Department purchased four new night vision goggles, modified the interiors of their two Bell OH-58s and received initial training for seven pilots. “The Pasadena Police Department plays a vital role in the protection of one of… Read more »

Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 31-May-12

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Final call for entries for ASU Night Vision Awards

Final call for entries for ASU Night Vision Awards

Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) are accepting nominations for the Night Vision Awards, to be presented at HELI-EXPO® in February, until Jan. 16, 2012. The night vision awards were created to acknowledge companies that use night vision systems and further safety by using them. ASU will give awards for the following categories: 5-year service award 10-year service… Read more »

Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 10-Jan-12

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ASU to display at Helitech

ASU to display at Helitech

ASU announced they will display at Helitech in Duxford, U.K. September 27-29 at booth 515. ?We will be displaying the most technologically advanced night vision equipment in the industry,? said ASU Founder Mike Atwood.? ? ASU has long been known for our night vision goggles, training, maintenance and equipment. That has not changed. We are… Read more »

Source: ASU, 11-Sep-11

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ASU instructs on NVIS at Silverhawk Aviation Academy

ASU instructs on NVIS at Silverhawk Aviation Academy

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) instructors spent time at Silverhawk Aviation Academy in Caldwell, Idaho teaching future pilots about the use of night vision goggles.  Students participated in initial ground school training and were given an orientation on night vision systems. “We wanted to take time to give back not only to our community, but also… Read more »

Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 08-Sep-11

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ASU receive STC for firefighting Bell 205

ASU receive STC for firefighting Bell 205

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (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 equipment. “This is the… Read more »

Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 13-Jun-11

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Aviation Specialties Unlimited plans NVG firefighting training

Aviation Specialties Unlimited plans NVG firefighting training

Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) plans to offer NVG firefighting training to meet the growing demands of operators around the world. “There have been many devastating fires in North America and throughout the world already this year,” said ASU founder and President Mike Atwood.“Operators around the world are fighting fires at night and it is critical… Read more »

Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 26-May-11

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ASU Signs Agreement with L-3 Warrior Systems

ASU Signs Agreement with L-3 Warrior Systems

Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) has agreed to an exclusive U.S. 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 ground products… Read more »

Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 12-May-11

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Santa Barbara Sheriff awarded for 10 years of Night Vision

Santa Barbara Sheriff awarded for 10 years of Night Vision

The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Aviation Unit is being honored for more than 10 years of safe flying while using night vision equipment to protect the public. In 1998, the Sheriff’s Aviation Unit increased its ability to run operations after sundown when it purchased four pairs of night vision goggles thanks to a special grant through… Read more »

Source: Santa Barbara Sheriff, 18-Apr-11

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Aviation Specialties Unlimited awarded second FAA Contract

Aviation Specialties Unlimited awarded second FAA Contract

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) has been awarded the second Night Vision Goggle Training contract issued by the FAA to train Principle Operations Inspectors and Aviation Safety Inspectors. ASU also won the first contract in (2007) and has trained more than 58 FAA inspectors and provided 32 recurrent training courses. “We continually emphasize safety and use… Read more »

Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 05-Apr-11

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Aviation Specialties Unlimited honours Night Vision award winners

Aviation Specialties Unlimited honours Night Vision award winners

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) honored the first annual Night Vision Award winners at a luncheon this afternoon during Heli-Expo in Orlando, Florida.  This is the first of three ceremonies that will be held in 2011.  The next award reception will be held in New Orleans at the ALEA and in St. Louis at AMTC. “It… Read more »

Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 14-Mar-11

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ASU passes 500 NVG cockpit conformed modifications

ASU passes 500 NVG cockpit conformed modifications

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced today that they have surpassed a major industry milestone by exceeding 500 Night Vision Goggle Cockpit Modifications. “Reaching 500 modifications is a major accomplishment,” said ASU president and Founder Mike Atwood. “At ASU we have a team of dedicated employees that understands just how important safety and night vision are. … Read more »

Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 11-Mar-11

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Aviation Specialties Unlimited announces first STC for AW139

Aviation Specialties Unlimited announces first STC for AW139

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced that they received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the AW139 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).   This is the first STC for the AW139 for night vision. “ASU did an excellent job for us on this STC,” said Era Helicopters project manager and Avionics Technician Mark Wheeler.  “Shawn Woodworth,… Read more »

Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 28-Feb-11

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Aviation Specialties Unlimited announces Night Vision awards

Aviation Specialties Unlimited announces Night Vision awards

Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) has announced from the showroom floor at the Air Medical Transport Conference that they will be initiating and sponsoring the inaugural Night Vision Awards to recognize individuals and companies for proven leadership in Night Vision Operations beginning in 2011 at HELI-EXPO 2011 in Orlando, Florida. “ASU has been pioneering the advancement… Read more »

Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 13-Oct-10

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ASU to deliver 19 NVG units to Virginia State Police

ASU to deliver 19 NVG units to Virginia State Police

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced today that the Virginia Department of State Police Aviation Unit in Richmond, Va., would receive 19, F4949 Pinnacle Aviation Night Vision systems. ASU already had obtained a necessary GSA contract that covered a full line of ITT aviation systems, parts and accessories. “We are thrilled to fill the order for… Read more »

Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 03-Sep-10

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Aviation Specialties Unlimited Completes STC on B214ST for Evergreen Helicopters

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Completes STC on B214ST for Evergreen Helicopters

Aviation Specialties Unlimited announced that it completed a supplemental type certificate (STC) on a B214ST for Evergreen Helicopters. The STC was the first of its kind in the industry for the B214ST. “This modification was a high-level NVG conversion and modernization,” said Bruce Currier, vice president of avionics for Evergreen Helicopters. “ASU is a flexible… Read more »

Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 25-Feb-10

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Aviation Specialties Unlimited completes Second Sikorsky S-76C++ for PHI

Aviation Specialties Unlimited completes Second Sikorsky S-76C++ for PHI

ASU has completed their second night vision modification for a Sikorsky S-76C++ aircraft owned and operated by PHI, Inc, headquartered in Lafayette, LA.

Source: Vertical, 03-Jun-09

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