Final call for entries for ASU Night Vision Awards

Final call for entries for ASU Night Vision Awards

10-Jan-2012 Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited

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 award
  • Community Awareness award
  • International Advancement award
  • Mark of Excellence award

“Last year we were able to recognize numerous industry leading operations that helped pioneer the use of NVGs in law enforcement, air medical and search and rescue operations,” said ASU Founder/CEO and 2012 Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award winner Mike Atwood. “We are looking forward to acknowledging the accomplishment of other operators using NVGs around the world in 2012.”

Awards will be given out at HELI-EXPO, ALEA, and AMTC. Any flight operation using any Night Vision systems is eligible for nominations. Award nomination packets can be downloaded or filled out on ASU’s website. A full list of previous winners and award description can be found on the website also.

Nominees are asked to send unit photos, a brief bio, a story on how the NVGs were used to impact the saving of a life and permission to use these materials for public relations to Scott Emerine at

About ASU
Since 1995, ASU’s goal has been to implement night vision in the civil aviation market to increase operational safety and improve mission capabilities. Our focus is on providing a turnkey solution to our customers so that with one call they can obtain:

  • Night vision goggles and replacement parts
  • Service/inspection for goggles
  • NVG cockpit lighting solutions, installed by our FAA-approved 145 repair station technicians at our facility in Boise, Idaho, or at the customer’s facility
  • Cockpit replacement parts provided by our FAA-approved PMA
  • Initial and recurrent training for flight crews on the use of night vision via an FAA-approved 141 Training Program and/or 135 Air Operator Certificate
  • Assistance in establishing Night Vision Programs.

To date, ASU is quickly closing in on 600 aircraft STC installations and sold over 2,500 aviator systems in the U.S.

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