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DART Aerospace receives TC Approval for Night Hover Refill Operations

DART Aerospace receives TC Approval for Night Hover Refill Operations

24-Mar-2021Source: DART Aerospace

In partnership with Talon Helicopters, DART Aerospace recently received Transport Canada approval for Talon to perform night hover refill operations with its DART AS365 Fire Attack System (FAS). The approval is the first step in pursuing a full FAA STC update to allow night vision goggles (NVG) aided and unaided night hover refill operations on... Read more

BC Wildfire Service continues testing NV technology

BC Wildfire Service continues testing NV technology

16-Jul-2020Source: Castanet

BC Wildfire Service will be carrying out aerial trials of their night vision goggle (NVG) technology near Penticton to see if it could help future firefighting operations. See Full Story.... Read more

Indian Air Force upgrades Mi-17s with Night Vision Goggles

Indian Air Force upgrades Mi-17s with Night Vision Goggles

4-Jun-2020Source: The Tribune

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is indigenising Russian night vision goggles that are used by pilots flying the Mi-17 medium lift helicopter. See Full Story. ... Read more

Aero Dynamix Receives FAA STC for B505 Night Vision Compatible Lighting System

Aero Dynamix Receives FAA STC for B505 Night Vision Compatible Lighting System

8-Nov-2019Source: Aero Dynamix

Aero Dynamix Inc. (ADI) announces another aircraft model and STC added to their long list of NVG certifications. The FAA has issued STC# SR09899AC to ADI for the Bell 505 Night Vision Compatible Lighting System which is comprised of internal avionics modifications and newly manufactured ELP’s. “As this new platform is gaining popularity in the... Read more

Night-flying program to continue this season in Australia

Night-flying program to continue this season in Australia

7-Oct-2019Source: Fire Aviation

During the 2017-2018 bushfire season in Australia two helicopters were approved for dropping water at night with the use of night vision goggles (NVG) by the pilots. At least one of the ships, an S-61, was approved for hover refilling which was the first time this had been done anywhere. See Full Story.... Read more

Coulson Aviation enters Type 1 HeliTanker Program in USA

Coulson Aviation enters Type 1 HeliTanker Program in USA

30-Jul-2019Source: Coulson Aviation

Orange County Fire Authority in partnership with Southern California Edison (SCE) have contracted Coulson Aviation USA to bring its state of the art NVG aerial fire fighting program to the USA. “Edison is making significant investments to assist firefighting capabilities across our service area to protect our customers and communities from the ongoing threat of... Read more

Aero Dynamix Inc announces Bell 505 NVG certification

Aero Dynamix Inc announces Bell 505 NVG certification

5-Mar-2019Source: Aero Dynamix

Aero Dynamix Inc. (ADI) announces another aircraft model and STC added to their long list of NVG certifications. The FAA has issued STC# SR09899AC to ADI for the Bell 505 Night Vision Compatible Lighting System which is comprised of internal avionics modifications and newly manufactured ELP’s. “As this new platform is gaining popularity in the... Read more

New plug and play caution/warning panel for BK117

New plug and play caution/warning panel for BK117

1-Mar-2018Source: ASU

Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. (AEM) and Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) are pleased to announce they will be proceeding with the development, qualification, certification and sale of a new generation, “plug and play” replacement caution/warning panel for the BK117 series helicopter. The MCP117 will be night vision goggle (NVG) compatible, DO-160G qualified, feature LED lighting... Read more

Eagle Copters Selects Caution Panel for B212 NVG Upgrade

Eagle Copters Selects Caution Panel for B212 NVG Upgrade

13-Nov-2017Source: Eagle Copters

AEM Corp and VIH Aerospace have announced that Eagle Copters of Calgary has selected the MCP01-100N NVIS Master Caution Panel for use in a customer upgrade program. Eagle Copters are refurbishing five (5) Bell 212 helicopters for an undisclosed customer and chose the MCP01 for ease of integration with the new NVG cockpit and reliability... Read more

Aero Dynamix awarded US Navy contract for TH-57 NVG modification

Aero Dynamix awarded US Navy contract for TH-57 NVG modification

11-Oct-2017Source: Aero Dynamix

Aero Dynamix Inc. (ADI) announces today that they have been awarded a Sole Source contract # N6883617P0694 from the US Navy (NAVSUP) to provide an STC for the TH-57 aircraft NVG modification that has been delivered to CNATRA for installation on numerous aircraft. “ADI has provided the Navy this modification in the past for the... Read more

Aero Dynamix delivers H130 NVG Upgrade to AMRG

Aero Dynamix delivers H130 NVG Upgrade to AMRG

11-Oct-2017Source: Aero Dynamix

Aero Dynamix, Inc. (ADI) in continued support of our partnership with Air Medical Resources Group (AMRG) as their preferred NVIS provider, we are pleased to announce that we have successfully completed the latest of our FAA STC certifications for AMRG’s newest addition to their fleet, the Airbus H130. The H130 STC# SR09882AC NVG modification is... Read more

CHC Australia Recognized for Advancement and Safety of NVG Technology

CHC Australia Recognized for Advancement and Safety of NVG Technology

1-Aug-2017Source: CHC

CHC Australia, part of CHC Group, was selected to receive the International Advancement Award as part of the 2017 Night Visions Awards Show. The event, held in Reno, Nevada at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s (ALEA) annual conference, awards flight operations that are driving new technology and safety through night vision systems within their operation. “For... Read more

FlightSafety expands initial NVG training to B212/B412 and Airbus H135

FlightSafety expands initial NVG training to B212/B412 and Airbus H135

6-Mar-2017Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International now offers FAA-approved Part 142 Night Vision Goggle initial training for the Airbus Helicopters H135, Bell 212, and Bell 412EP using Level D qualified simulators. FlightSafety also introduces an NVG eLearning recurrent course. “The ongoing expansion of our NVG training for helicopter pilots demonstrates our investment and commitment to providing the highest quality... Read more

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

3-Mar-2017Source: ASU

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

FlightSafety to offer NVG training on simulators

FlightSafety to offer NVG training on simulators

14-Jul-2016Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International announces that it will offer Part 142 approved Night Vision Goggle training using Level D qualified simulators in Dallas. The courses provide in-depth instruction on the equipment and focus on the efficient and effective use of the goggles through scenario based and mission specific exercises. The FAA-approved course for the Airbus Helicopters H135... Read more

Ornge pilots testing NVGs

Ornge pilots testing NVGs

6-Jan-2016Source: The Hamilton Spectator

The pilots who fly Ornge’s air ambulance helicopters may soon have a new skill to guide them through the skies — the ability to see in the dark. See Full Story... Read more

ElbitSystems outlines Paris Air Show involvement

ElbitSystems outlines Paris Air Show involvement

11-Jun-2015Source: Elbit

Elbit Systems will present a wide range of innovative next generation systems at the upcoming 51th Paris Air Show, set to take place in Le Bourget, from June 15 – 21, 2015. Visitors to the company’s booth (Chalet A-200, booth and outdoor display area A-8) will have an excellent opportunity to view new products and... Read more

Med Trans’ Wings Air Rescue  Program Celebrates 20 Years

Med Trans’ Wings Air Rescue Program Celebrates 20 Years

1-Apr-2015Source: Med Trans

Deep in the heart of Tennessee, surrounded by the majestic Smoky Mountains, is the birth place of Wings Air Rescue air medical transport services. For the past 20 years and more than 23,000 safe transports, the citizens of the surrounding communities have counted on Wings Air Rescue to bring state of the art medicine to... Read more

FRASCA to Provide Bell 206L FTD to Air Evac Lifeteam

FRASCA to Provide Bell 206L FTD to Air Evac Lifeteam

9-Mar-2015Source: FRASCA

FRASCA International, Inc., Urbana, IL has been contracted to provide a Bell 206L Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD) to Air Evac Lifeteam, O’Fallon, Missouri. The FTD will be an FAA Level 7 Bell 206L with Garmin G500H, Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS, HTAWS, and Garmin GTN650. It will also feature Frasca’s high-fidelity NVG simulation for the... Read more

Rockwell Collins brings innovative avionics to Bristow Helicopters for U.K. search and rescue program

Rockwell Collins brings innovative avionics to Bristow Helicopters for U.K. search and rescue program

5-Mar-2015Source: Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins’ newest technologies for helicopters will be playing a key role in advancing search and rescue services being provided by Bristow Helicopters Ltd on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for the UK’s search and rescue (SAR) program, commencing in April. Rockwell Collins’ flight decks are featured on the new fleet of specially... Read more

Garmin Optimizes GWX 70H Weather Radar, GTR 225 COM and GNC 255 NAV/COM for Helicopter Operations

Garmin Optimizes GWX 70H Weather Radar, GTR 225 COM and GNC 255 NAV/COM for Helicopter Operations

9-Jan-2015Source: Garmin

Garmin continues to make a series of investments into developing a robust lineup of helicopter solutions, which are tailored to the unique missions carried out by these operators. Our latest additions include Night Vision Goggle (NVG) capable versions of our popular GTR 225 COM and GNC 255 NAV/COM radios, as well as the introduction of... Read more

AgustaWestland Completes GrandNew Deliveries to Intermountain Life Flight

AgustaWestland Completes GrandNew Deliveries to Intermountain Life Flight

2-Dec-2014Source: Agustawestland

AgustaWestland announced today that Intermountain Life Flight of Utah has taken delivery of its fifth GrandNew for EMS and SAR missions as they expand service to patients throughout the western United States. Completed in Philadelphia, the GrandNew delivered to Intermountain Life Flight provides increased emergency response capability, including NVG compatibility, to the communities they serve.... Read more

VIH Aerospace Offers New & Enhanced Bell 212 Master Caution Panel

VIH Aerospace Offers New & Enhanced Bell 212 Master Caution Panel

7-Nov-2014Source: VIH Aerospace

VIH Aerospace (VIHA), a leading provider of global helicopter and fixed-wing maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has been awarded a Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for an aftermarket replacement Master Caution Panel (Serial #: MCP01) of the Original Equipment Manufacturer Master Caution Panel in the Bell 212 series helicopter (STC#: # SH14-43). Federal... Read more

Night Vision Awards Presents Mark of Excellence Award and NIGHTCON  Lifetime Achievement Awards

Night Vision Awards Presents Mark of Excellence Award and NIGHTCON Lifetime Achievement Awards

22-Aug-2014Source: Night Vision Awards

The Night Vision Awards selection committee members Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Night Flight Concepts, Vertical Magazine and RotorCraft Pro presented the Mark of Excellence Award to Air Methods Corporation and the NIGHTCON Lifetime Achievement Award to retired San Diego Police pilot Kevin Means at the 2014 NIGHTCON seminar in Dallas, Texas on August 20th in front... Read more

Aero Dynamix Receives EASA NVG STC for B412’s

Aero Dynamix Receives EASA NVG STC for B412’s

19-Jun-2014Source: Aero Dynamix

Aero Dynamix, Inc. is proud to announce they have been granted another EASA NVG STC. This time the EASA STC is on a Bell 412EP, EASA STC number 10049194. This is the first of two 412EP’s Aero Dynamix will modify for the Faroe Islands operator, Atlantic Airways, which will use the modified aircraft for search... Read more

Careflight celebrates five years of training Abu Dhabi Police

Careflight celebrates five years of training Abu Dhabi Police

8-Apr-2014Source: CareFlight Group

CareFlight Group Queensland is celebrating half a decade of diligently working away in Abu Dhabi, expanding its internationally recognised safety instruction program through the provision of world-class training to the emirate nation’s Police Force Air Wing. In five years, three CareFlight instructors have spent in excess of 2,000 hours training more than 70 Abu Dhabi... Read more

Air Methods fleet now fully NVG-equipped

Air Methods fleet now fully NVG-equipped

7-Aug-2013Source: Air Methods

Air Methods Corporation AIRM -2.36% , the global leader in air medical transportation, today announced its fleet of 368 air medical helicopters is fully outfitted with night vision goggle (NVG) capability. With this milestone, Air Methods’ fleet is now the largest civilian helicopter fleet in the world to be fully outfitted with NVG technology. NVGs... Read more

Night Flight Concepts completes NVG qualifications for Cougar Helicopters SAR

Night Flight Concepts completes NVG qualifications for Cougar Helicopters SAR

4-Jun-2013Source: Night Flight Concepts

Night Flight Concepts, the leading provider of night vision solutions, is pleased to announce it completed the Initial Pilot Qualification and NVG Instructor Pilot training for Cougar Helicopters. Training was conducted in the Bell 206 Helicopter at the Palm Beach Helicopters Alignment Training Center in Lantana, Florida. “The overall goal was to provide Cougar with... Read more

ASU completes 100th BK117 Night Vision upgrade

ASU completes 100th BK117 Night Vision upgrade

22-Apr-2013Source: ASU

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

NFC Delivers NVG Training Solution to Helidosa

NFC Delivers NVG Training Solution to Helidosa

18-Apr-2013Source: Night Flight Concepts

Night Flight Concepts, the leading provider of night vision solutions, is pleased to announce it completed delivery of a comprehensive night vision goggle training solution for Helidosa. The new training enhances operational readiness for Helidosa to perform safe, efficient critical care transport services at night. “Safety is the primary consideration in our operations.” explained Helidosa... Read more

ASU Completes AS350B2 Modification For Era Training Center

ASU Completes AS350B2 Modification For Era Training Center

15-Mar-2013Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited

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

Bristow Academy Announces Agreement with Aero Dynamix

Bristow Academy Announces Agreement with Aero Dynamix

5-Mar-2013Source: Bristow Academy

Bristow Academy announced today an agreement with Aero Dynamix to use Aero Dynamix night vision systems to enhance its night vision training program, as well as offer the installation of Aero Dynamix night vision systems to its customers worldwide. Both companies are industry leaders in night vision applications – Bristow Academy in rotary pilot training... Read more

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

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

4-Mar-2013Source: ASU

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

Universal Helicopters announces new NVG training alliance

Universal Helicopters announces new NVG training alliance

3-Mar-2013Source: Universal Helicopters

Universal Helicopters (UHI), a leader in helicopter flight training, Night Flight Concepts (NFC), the leading provider of comprehensive night vision solutions, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s oldest and most prestigious aeronautical university and Dodge City Community College (DC3) are pleased to announce new training alliance to bring collegiate level NVG programs to the southwest.... Read more

Night Flight Presents New Year Housecleaning for NVG Programs

Night Flight Presents New Year Housecleaning for NVG Programs

3-Mar-2013Source: Night Flight Concepts

Night Flight Concepts, the premier night vision provider of high quality night vision equipment, maintenance, and training procedures, welcomes the New Year with advice on how to prepare and maintain your Night Vision Goggle Program during 2013. “The start of a New Year is the perfect time to take stock and assess where a company’s... Read more

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

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

2-Mar-2013Source: ASU

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

FlightSafety EC135 simulator now NVG-qualified

FlightSafety EC135 simulator now NVG-qualified

28-Feb-2013Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International announces that its Eurocopter EC135 Level D qualified full flight simulator, located at its Dallas Learning Center, has received Night Vision Goggle qualification from the Federal Aviation Administration. This is the first qualification of its type under the National Simulator Program’s Guidance Bulletin 10-01. “The Night Vision Goggle qualification of our Eurocopter EC135... Read more

Austin-Travis STAR Flight Rescue Saves Multiple Lives Utilizing NVG

Austin-Travis STAR Flight Rescue Saves Multiple Lives Utilizing NVG

28-Feb-2013Source: ASU

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

Rebtech provides NVG capability to HeliStream

Rebtech provides NVG capability to HeliStream

20-Feb-2013Source: Rebtech

REBTECH, one the first civil and military aviation night vision lighting providers in the world has announced the initial night vision compatible conversion of an AS350B3 owned and operated by longtime helicopter training provider, HeliStream.  Based in Costa Mesa, California at the John Wayne airport, HeliStream has been offering comprehensive flight training, FAR Part 133,... Read more

FAA change rating of NVG maintainers

FAA change rating of NVG maintainers

18-Jan-2013Source: FAA

1. Purpose of This Notice. This notice explains to airworthiness aviation safety inspectors (ASI) a different rating for the maintenance of night vision goggles (NVG). 2. Audience. The primary audience for this notice is airworthiness ASIs who certificate repair stations that maintain night vision goggles. 3. Where You Can Find This Notice. You can find... Read more

New free online tool for night flight planning

New free online tool for night flight planning

7-Jan-2013Source: www.flyatnight.info

Night flights are challenging. Visual information about the flight environment is greatly reduced as compared to daytime flying and is largely dependent on the amount of celestial illumination encountered throughout the flight. It is therefore of significant importance for the night pilot to know exactly when darkness falls, and if some level of illumination in... Read more

Irish Air Corps wins NVG award

Irish Air Corps wins NVG award

2-Nov-2012Source: Night Vision Awards

The Night Vision Awards selection committee presented its final Night Vision Awards for 2012 at the Air Medical Transport Conference held in Seattle, Washington. “We had a great year for the Night Vision Awards,” said ASU Marketing Director Hannah Gordon.  “We had representatives from the Irish Air Corps that came to the show to be... Read more

Aero Dynamix delivers first aircraft to LAFD

Aero Dynamix delivers first aircraft to LAFD

18-Oct-2012Source: Aero Dynamix

Aero Dynamix added the AgustaWestland AW139 to its STC portfolio of NVG cockpits. With this addition, the Aero Dynamix portfolio now includes 26 multi-ship STCs on 36 different aircraft model types. Aero Dynamix first STC AW139 was delivered to the Los Angeles Fire Department and is the first of three LAFD AW139s to receive the... Read more

NFC delivers NVG training solution to SkyLife Air Ambulance

NFC delivers NVG training solution to SkyLife Air Ambulance

18-Oct-2012Source: Night Flight Concepts

Night Flight Concepts, the leading provider of night vision solutions, is pleased to announce it has completed delivery of a comprehensive night vision goggle training solution for SkyLife Air Ambulance. The new training enhances operational readiness for SkyLife to perform safe, efficient critical care transport services at night. “Although we are committed to excellence in... Read more

Polycon waterproof SAR radio system – Now available in NVG compatible version

Polycon waterproof SAR radio system – Now available in NVG compatible version

15-Oct-2012Source: Becker Avionics

Becker Avionics, partner with Axnes Aviation AS for sales and marketing, as well as product support services for the Polycon Wireless Intercom Extension System for North America, now offers an NVG compatible version of the system. This is in response to the SAR market upgrading to NVG Compatible modern Helicopter platforms and the increasing use... Read more

NVIO NVG CBT Accelerates Learning at Embry-Riddle

NVIO NVG CBT Accelerates Learning at Embry-Riddle

13-Oct-2012Source: Night Flight Concepts

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has renewed their contract to use Night Flight Concepts NVIO™ NVG Computer-based Training (CBT) program. The NVIO CBT is used within the Bachelor of Aeronautical Science Helicopter Speciality degree program at their Prescott, Arizona Campus where it is enhancing the classroom learning experience. “Embry-Riddle is an institution dedicated to instructional excellence and... Read more

ASU contributes specialist NVG knwoledge to Botswana Police AS350B3 upgrades

ASU contributes specialist NVG knwoledge to Botswana Police AS350B3 upgrades

30-Sep-2012Source: ASU

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

Botswana’s three AS350B3 helicopters upgraded for night operations

Botswana’s three AS350B3 helicopters upgraded for night operations

23-Sep-2012Source: DefenceWeb

The three AS350B3s of the Botswana Police have been upgraded for night operations.  Eurocopter South Africa modified the instrument panel and the FLIR camera observer’s console to be NVG compliant. (see full story)... Read more

Aero Dynamix delivers MD500E NVG upgrades for Kansas City Police

Aero Dynamix delivers MD500E NVG upgrades for Kansas City Police

18-Sep-2012Source: Aero Dynamix

Aero Dynamix announces the delivery of certified NVG cockpit upgrades for three MD500E helicopters operated by the Kansas City Police Department. These aircraft are the newest addition to the KCPD fleet of airborne law enforcement assets. The NVG upgrades encompass internal NVIS avionics modifications, edge lit panels, instrument overlays and all other internal and external... Read more

Aero Dynamix delivers NVG upgrades to Latin American Military

Aero Dynamix delivers NVG upgrades to Latin American Military

3-Aug-2012Source: Aero Dynamix

Aero Dynamix announces the delivery of certified NVG cockpit upgrades for three MD500 helicopters owned by a Latin American military operation. The NVG-equipped helicopters will be used primarily as training assets for night vision operations. The NVG upgrades encompass internal NVIS avionics modifications, edge lit panels, instrument overlays and all other internal and external illuminated... Read more

Night Flight Concepts Co-Produces NightCon 2012

Night Flight Concepts Co-Produces NightCon 2012

27-Jun-2012Source: Night Flight Concepts

For the second year in a row, Night Flight Concepts, the leader in comprehensive night vision solutions, will Co-Produce NightCon – the Night Vision Systems Conference for civil and para-public operators to be held in Dallas, TX on September 20 & 21, 2012.   Join Night Flight Concepts and the experts of the NVIS Community... Read more

Houston Police selects Night Flight Concepts NVG maintenance solution

Houston Police selects Night Flight Concepts NVG maintenance solution

19-Jun-2012Source: Night Flight Concepts

Night Flight Concepts is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the Houston Police Department (PD) Air Support Division as the provider of choice to perform 180-day Night Vision Goggle (NVG) inspections. “NVGs are a mission-critical capability for our organization, and airborne law enforcement, helping us serve our community 24/7,” stated Dan Schwarzbach... Read more

ASU receives Transport Canada approval for MD Explorer

ASU receives Transport Canada approval for MD Explorer

6-Jun-2012Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited

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

REACH renews NVG Training Contract with Night Flight Concepts

REACH renews NVG Training Contract with Night Flight Concepts

22-May-2012Source: Night Flight Concepts

Night Flight Concepts® is pleased to announce contract renewal of NVIOâ„¢ Night Vision Goggle (NVG)  Initial and Recurrent Computer-Based Training (CBT) for REACH Air Medical pilots, flight nurses and EMT aircrew. “With more than 200 pilots and crew, Night Flight Concepts NVIOâ„¢ NVG CBT allows for easy access, and standardized training to all personnel regardless... Read more

Broward County Sheriff’s Office renews NVG contract with Night Flight Concepts

Broward County Sheriff’s Office renews NVG contract with Night Flight Concepts

13-Mar-2012Source: Night Flight Concepts

Night Flight Concepts (NFC) is pleased to announce that the Broward County Sheriff’s Office has renewed commitments for a comprehensive Night Vision Goggle training program from Night Flight Concepts – BCSO’s designated NVG solution provider.  The training program includes renewal of NVIOâ„¢ NVG Initial and Recurrent Computer-Based Training (CBT) for pilots and fire rescue crewmembers... Read more

Uniflight awarded multi-ship MD500 NVG cockpit conversion project

Uniflight awarded multi-ship MD500 NVG cockpit conversion project

11-Feb-2012Source: Uniflight

Uniflight, LLC of Grand Prairie, Texas is very pleased to announce the award of a multi-aircraft contract by the US Government for the cockpit upgrade and Night Vision Goggle (NVG)-compatible conversion of MD500 helicopters. “We are very excited to have been selected for this project,” stated Uniflight’s President David Horton. “We look forward to modernizing... Read more

Aero Dynamix upgrades Bell 412 NVG cockpit for Toll Remote Logistics

Aero Dynamix upgrades Bell 412 NVG cockpit for Toll Remote Logistics

18-Jan-2012Source: Aero Dynamix

Aero Dynamix announces the delivery of certified NVG cockpit upgrades for two Bell 412 helicopters owned and operated by the Toll Remote Logistics, Helicopter Division. Eagle Helicopters was contracted to provide comprehensive upgrades for the B412s and subcontracted NVG modifications and upgrades to Aero Dynamix. The upgraded B412s will be used for multi-mission operations. The... Read more

Final call for entries for ASU Night Vision Awards

Final call for entries for ASU Night Vision Awards

10-Jan-2012Source: 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... Read more

Mercy Flight Central to get NVG

Mercy Flight Central to get NVG

9-Jan-2012Source: Democrat and Chronicle

Mercy Flight Central officials are planning to purchase several pairs of night-vision goggles to expand where they can fly to help in emergencies. (see full story)... Read more

Night-vision goggles causing neck problems in military pilots

Night-vision goggles causing neck problems in military pilots

6-Jan-2012Source: National Post

Most air crew on Canadian Forces Griffon helicopters suffer from sore necks, and a new study largely pins the blame on the bulky, image-intensifying night-vision goggles used on after-dark missions. (see full story)... Read more

Embry Riddle receives NVG donation from L-3

Embry Riddle receives NVG donation from L-3

15-Dec-2011Source: Embry Riddle

Students in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Helicopter Specialty Degree program will be even more well prepared for work in the helicopter industry, thanks in part to L-3 Communications. L-3 has generously donated to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University a set of Night Vision Goggles (NVG) to be used within the Bachelor of Aeronautical Science Helicopter Speciality degree program.... Read more

Sanford Lifeflight benefitting from night vision technology

Sanford Lifeflight benefitting from night vision technology

28-Nov-2011Source: ASU

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

Nightline reveals its latest Night Vision Goggle

Nightline reveals its latest Night Vision Goggle

23-Nov-2011Source: Nightline

Nightline, Inc., a US, Small Business Administration HUBZone certified, veteran-owned defense company, and global supplier of Generation III Night Vision Equipment, is introducing the NL963Mâ„¢, their new innovative Multi Battery Night Vision Goggle. The NL963Mâ„¢ Multi Battery NVG offers the performance and versatility of the AN/PVS-7B with Nightline’s patent pending multi battery design. The revolutionary... Read more

Night Flight Concepts showcases night vision solutions at AMTC

Night Flight Concepts showcases night vision solutions at AMTC

17-Oct-2011Source: Night Flight Concepts

At this year’s Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), Night Flight Concepts, the premier provider of comprehensive night vision solutions, is pleased to announce it will showcase innovative night vision goggle solutions that enhance pilot and crewmembers safety and performance in Emergency Medical Services to ensure mission success. Night Flight Concepts delivers a wide range of... Read more

ASU Announces Night Vision Award Mixer for AMTC

ASU Announces Night Vision Award Mixer for AMTC

15-Oct-2011Source: ASU

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced that they will host an afternoon mixer from 4:30-6 p.m., Tuesday, October 18 at the convention hall in room 267, and present the night vision awards in St Louis, Missouri at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC). Drinks and light appetizers will be served. “The AMTC annual conference provides us... Read more

ASU presents NVIS Aircraft Conformity Course at AMTC

ASU presents NVIS Aircraft Conformity Course at AMTC

15-Oct-2011Source: ASU

In an effort to assist and educate operators about changes in inspections, installations, aircraft conformity, and requirements with modifications, Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) will offer a NVIS Aircraft Conformity Courses at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in St. Louis. ASU Quality Assurance Manager and Chief Inspector Kip McDermott will present the course. The course... Read more

Civilian aviation NV conference set to change industry

Civilian aviation NV conference set to change industry

3-Oct-2011Source: Night Flight Concepts

Night Flight Concepts, a leading provider of comprehensive night vision solutions, is pleased to report that NIGHTCon 2011 (www.nightcon.com)- the inaugural Night Vision Conference dedicated to civilian aviation – was a resounding success. The event featured outstanding involvement from Federal Aviation Administration representatives and unprecedented collaboration among leading NVG industry providers resulting in plans for... Read more

ASU final call for AMTC Night Vision Awards entries

ASU final call for AMTC Night Vision Awards entries

29-Sep-2011Source: ASU

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

Test pilot joins Aero Dynamix team

Test pilot joins Aero Dynamix team

26-Sep-2011Source: Aero Dynamix

Aero Dynamix Inc. is very proud to announce that long time test pilot Dwayne Williams has joined their growing team of night vision goggle professionals. “We are extremely pleased to announce that Dwayne has joined the team at Aero Dynamix” stated General Manager Dennis Trout.  “He is truly one of the industry professionals that everyone... Read more

Night Flight Concepts trains National Research Council of Canada

Night Flight Concepts trains National Research Council of Canada

14-Sep-2011Source: Night Flight Concepts

Night Flight Concepts (NFC), a leading provider of night vision solutions, announced today that it completed provision of Night Vision Goggle (NVG) maintenance training to the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). The training will  help to further NVG lifecycle support and capability development in the evolving Canadian NVG market. As Canada’s national aerospace laboratory,... Read more

ASU to display at Helitech

ASU to display at Helitech

11-Sep-2011Source: ASU

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

NVG Cockpit Lighting Conformity Training for LA County Fire Dept

NVG Cockpit Lighting Conformity Training for LA County Fire Dept

8-Sep-2011Source: Night Flight Concepts

Night Flight Concepts, a leading provider of night vision solutions, announced today that the Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations Section has successfully completed certification training of the Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Lighting Conformity Test Kit. Los Angeles Country Fire is now equipped and trained to monitor night vision imaging system (NVIS) lighting airworthiness... Read more

ASU instructs on NVIS at Silverhawk Aviation Academy

ASU instructs on NVIS at Silverhawk Aviation Academy

8-Sep-2011Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited

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

Annual NVG conference in Dallas Sept 15-16

Annual NVG conference in Dallas Sept 15-16

29-Aug-2011Source: Night Flight Concepts

Together, Night Flight Concepts and Aviation Specialities Unlimited will present NightCon 2011 – an annual night vision conference for civil and para-public operators to be held in Dallas, Texas September 15-16. The event will provide industry professionals with an opportunity to obtain information, education, and guidance on Night Vision Goggle (NVG) implementation, operations, and maintenance... Read more

Rebtech adds NVG compatibility to Virginia State Police 407s

Rebtech adds NVG compatibility to Virginia State Police 407s

29-Aug-2011Source: Rebtech

As the result of a competitive bid award by the Virginia State Police Aviation Unit, REBTECH has teamed with Paradigm Aerospace Corporation (PAC) to provide the first night vision compatible cockpit and cabins for the agency’s Bell 407 helicopters.  Installation of the REBTECH night vision Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) was completed at the PAC facility... Read more

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