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Jul
17
2018

ASU Obtains EASA NVIS STC on AW139/AB139

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(BOISE, Idaho — July 17, 2018) Aviation Specialties Unlimited obtained an European Aviation Safety Agency supplemental type certificate on the Augusta Westland AW139/AB139 helicopter to install night vision imaging system lighting. The AW139 is widely used in numerous operations around the world. It has been configured for air ambulance operations frequently because of its size. ASU obtained the STC for Airgreen Italy and it will be used for air medical activities in Piemonte and Valle d’Aosta, in addition to firefighting and civil protection in the Italian regions of Piemonte, Valle d’Aosta and Sardegna.

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Jul
02
2018

ASU Named 2018 SBA Pacific Northwest Region Small Business Exporter of the Year

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BOISE, Idaho July 2, 2018 – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2018 Pacific Northwest Region Small Business Exporter of the Year is Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. in Boise, Idaho.

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Jun
26
2018

Night Vision Veteran Joins ASU Team

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(BOISE, Idaho—June 26, 2018) Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU), announced this week that Chad St. Francis has joined ASU as the new director of business development for military programs.

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Jun
21
2018

ASU Becomes L3 Warrior Sensor Systems Approved TSO Repair Center ASU Gears up for TSO Recovery Program

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(BOISE, Idaho—June 20,2018) Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) and L3 Warrior Sensor Systems recently entered into an agreement, making ASU an authorized Technical Standard Order (TSO) service center and – upon approval of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – an authorized TSO recovery center. The master service agreement authorizes ASU to market, sell and service L3 TSO-certified goggles domestically to ASU’s existing customer base.

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Mar
28
2018

ASU and Harris Corporation Sign Reseller Agreement on New TSO Night Vision Goggles to Streamline Ordering, Integration for Operators

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(BOISE, Idaho—March 28, 2018) Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) and Harris Corporation (Harris) recently entered into a Distributor Agreement, making ASU an authorized reseller for Harris’ Technical Standard Order (TSO) Night Vision Goggles (NVGs).

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Mar
06
2018

ASU Adds PMA and ECO Managers, Focusses on NVIS Compliance

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(BOISE, Idaho—March 6, 2018) For more than 20 years Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) has worked with both helicopter and fixed-wing operators on cockpit modifications around the world. With changing technology, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements and mandates, ASU announced that they have hired Darren Knight as their new Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) Manager and appointed Austin Barrett as the Engineering Change Order (ECO) Program Manager. Barrett and Knight will help customers navigate through compliance concerns with overseeing engineering change order (ECO) requirements and PMA needs.

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Nov
15
2017

ASU Obtains NVIS Transport Canada STC on AS350

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(BOISE, Idaho — November 14, 2017) Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) received notice from Transport Canada that they have received a supplemental type certificate (STC) on the Airbus AS350. ASU modified the AS350 for HNZ Topflight. The modification was ASU’s 208th on this airframe globally.

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Sep
07
2017

ASU Obtains NVIS STC on Sikorsky S-92A

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(BOISE, Idaho — 9/7/17) Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) obtained a supplemental type certificate (STC) on the Sikorsky S-92A. The S-92A is widely used in offshore operations around the world and is known for its ability to transport large crews and heavy cargo to drilling platforms. ASU obtained the STC for a Bristow aircraft operating in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Aug
07
2017

Eclipse seekers can take flight to prime viewing spots, avoid traffic

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(BOISE, Idaho — August 7, 2017) With record-breaking travelers and more than 700,000 Treasure Valley residents vying for a glimpse of the August 21 Solar Eclipse, traffic authorities are reporting unprecedented traffic congestion and delays. Boise-based Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU), is offering eclipse seekers a chance to skip the traffic and take a short flight to the nations’s best viewing spots.

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Jun
20
2017

Idaho Governor Gives ASU Valued Partner Awards to HeliAir and LFE

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(Paris, FRANCE) From the International Paris Air Show trade show floor in the United States Pavilion along with the state of Idaho delegation, Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter awarded Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) valued partner awards to Austria-based Helikopter Air Transport GmbH (HeliAir) and Paris, France-based LFE.

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May
18
2017

ASU Selected as FAA’s First Fixed Wing NVG Training Organization

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(BOISE, Idaho) Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) was chosen as the first company ever contracted to train the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards Operations Inspectors and Aircraft Certification Pilots on the use of night vision goggles (NVGs) while operating fixed wing aircraft. ASU will provide both initial training and recurrent training to FAA beginning on July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

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Mar
02
2017

ASU, Inc., Reveals Lighter, More Comfortable NVG Mount, Battery Pack Helmet Combination at HELI-EXPO 2017

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(BOISE, Idaho) 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 ASU white phosphor night vision goggles. ASU will showcase the new combination March 7-9 at HELI-EXPO booth 10334 in Dallas.

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Dec
15
2016

ASU, Inc. Sponsors New MedEvac Foundation Chairman’s Award

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BOISE, Idaho — Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) Inc., sponsored the first ever MedEvac Foundation Chairman’s Award that was presented at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Charlotte, NC., during a donor reception.

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Oct
25
2016

ASU Awarded Patent for Ultra-Compact Night Vision Video Camera

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BOISE, IDAHO– Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) was awarded their first patent on the EcliptusTM night vision camera system that allows users to finally capture the night in full HD video.

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Aug
15
2016

ASU Delivers 21 Ecliptus to the Army National Guard Announces GSA Special Pricing Extension

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BOISE, IDAHO– August 15) Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) recently delivered 21 customized Ecliptus night vision video cameras to the Army National Guard as part of the company’s new GSA Ecliptusprogram. The Ecliptus is a wireless, recording, and imaging night vision camera ideal for night time documentation, surveillance and video production.

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Aug
09
2016

Ecuadorian pilots touch down in Boise, Idaho for world-class NVG training

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(BOISE, IDAHO– August 9, 2016) 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 student gets eight hours of ground school and five hours of night-time flight instruction with NVGs.

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Aug
04
2016

ASU Completes 1000th FAA Approved NVIS Modification

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August 04, 2016 - (Boise, Idaho — August 3, 2016) 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).

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Jul
11
2016

ASU, Inc. Hires Marketing Veteran Sarah Pokorney

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(BOISE, Idaho — July 11, 2016) 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.

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Jun
23
2016

ASU Obtains FAA Aviation Safety Inspector Training Contract

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BOISE, Idaho — 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.

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May
25
2016

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Offers Limited Time GSA Special on Ecliptus

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(BOISE, IDAHO) GSA customers can now capture the night with the new Ecliptus, night vision GoPro® camera and for a very limited time, below the micropurchase limit for Government Card Holders. The Ecliptus will be available for $3,495—a $2,000 discount—during the month of June by Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) a Boise, Idaho-based night vision company on GSA Contract GS-07F-0345J.

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May
05
2016

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Ecliptus Now Available on GSA

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(BOISE, IDAHO– May 5, 2016) 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.

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Apr
14
2016

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Launches Ecliptus Integration with GoPro

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(BOISE, IDAHO– April 14, 2016) Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) today announced connectivity of its Ecliptus with GoPro cameras. ASU is among the first developers to participate in The GoPro’s Developer Program. “The Ecliptus is the first product designed and developed by ASU that can be used in a variety of places by a number of different people,” said ASU Chief Technology Officer Dr. Joe Estrera. “The Ecliptus fully integrates and compactly couples a GoPro camera with an intensified night vision equipped device without the necessity for large, optical relay lenses that are commonly used today. This opens the device up to any outdoor enthusiasts, weekend warriors, extreme sports athletes and other consumers that would like to record at night.”

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Mar
02
2016

PAC International to customize Bell 407GX for University of Utah

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02 MAR 2016 – Louisville, KY – PAC International has been awarded a contract from the University of Utah’s AirMed program to provide an EMS interior for their Bell model 407GX. This contract will include the installation of a custom LifePort / PAC medical interior, exterior paint, communication upgrades, autopilot, air conditioning and bleed air heat. This project will be completed with equipment and support from a variety of vendors to include Lifeport, Air Comm, Genesys, Paravion, Technisonic, Honeywell, Garmin, Dart, AAI and ASU.

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Mar
02
2016

Aviation Specialties Unlimited and Wilcox Unveils New NVG Helmet Mount and Battery Pack

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(BOISE, IDAHO– March 2, 2016) 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.

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Mar
01
2016

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Sponsors Whirly Girl Scholarship Winner Canadian Pilot Adele Dobler

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(LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – March 1, 2016) Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) announced today, from the Helicopter International Association (HAI) HELI-EXPO Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, that the company for the sixth year in a row sponsored a Whirly Girl scholarship. Pilot Adele Dobler from Victoria, B.C., Canada was announced today as the 2016 winner of the scholarship.

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Oct
07
2015

Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) Appoints Specialist Aviation Services, Ltd. (SAS) as NVG Service Center

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(LONDON, United Kingdom – October 7, 2016) 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.

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Aug
25
2015

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Obtains EASA STC on Bell 206s and 407 for NVIS Modification

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(BOISE, IDAHO – August 24, 2015) 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.

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Jul
15
2015

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Introduces N16HT Pro Night Vision System at ALEA and Offers Introductory Rate to Law Enforcement

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(HOUSTON, TEXAS – July 15, 2016) 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.

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Jul
15
2015

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Introduces BearTek™ Gloves at ALEA

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(HOUSTON, TEXAS – July 15, 2016) 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.

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Jul
15
2015

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Adds Manned Aircraft Platform for OWLS

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(HOUSTON, TEXAS – July 15, 2016) 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 rugged enough to be added directly to aircraft.

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