9-Oct-2015 Source: ASU
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 into the hours of darkness, SAS is setting up its own NVG servicing capability at its Gloucestershire, UK based headquarters and at the same time is taking on the regional distributorship which includes the UK and Ireland.
“We selected SAS to partner with in the United Kingdom and Ireland because of their capabilities and experience,” said ASU President Jim Winkel. “For more than 20 years ASU has provided customer service to operations around the world from our headquarters in Boise. We have sent our team of experts out, but now a strategic partnership with SAS will allow our customers the ability to receive critical support and service locally.”
SAS has been equipping aircraft for NVIS and providing night HEMS services since 2012. During this period SAS has undertaken extensive evaluations of commercially available NVGs prior to adopting ASU ANVIS 9 white phosphor goggles as its standard. It will have 20 sets of goggles in service by this fall.
According to SAS Flight Operations Director, Capt. Dave Burgess: “The ANVIS 9 goggles have the highest quality resolution and image intensity for any commercially available NVGs and we believe that the black & white images generated by white phosphor goggles provide the most natural view and one which crews find easiest to adapt to. We will now be able to service our own goggles in house and we will also be able to offer the same facility to third party operators this side of the Atlantic.”
ASU and SAS are both exhibiting at Helitech International 2015 at stand D46 and J50. For more information about ASU visit www.asu-nvg.com. For more information about SAS visit www.specialist-aviation.com
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 began expanding its corporate headquarters and staff to better serve customers around the world who operate in the air, on land, and by sea.