Aviation Specialties Unlimited, November 16, 2015 - BOISE, IDAHO – Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc. (ASU) of Idaho, USA and UK based operator and support organization, Specialist Aviation Services Ltd (SAS) announced that the company has obtained CAA approval for the use of White Phosphor night vision goggles (NVGs) on the MD 902 Explorer.
“This is the first CAA approval that grants the use of White Phosphor NVGs in the United Kingdom, (UK)” said ASU President Jim Winkel. “As more UK operators continue to experience the quality, clarity and definition of these goggles, we anticipate that demand will continue to increase. Obtaining this first authorization is a big step towards advancing the safety of night operation and making white phosphor goggles more readily available for UK flight operations.”
The MD902 is used by numerous law enforcement and air ambulance operations in the UK.
Earlier this month at Helitech International in London, ASU formalized an agreement with SAS to serve UK based customers. ASU now has 36 STCs covering 65 makes and models of aircraft (rotary and fixed wing) around the world including STCs from the Federal Aviation Administration, EASA, Transport Canada, and Brazil.
“Our team at ASU has worked hard throughout the years to continually add STCs in order to give operators of various aircraft the options they need to operate at night,” said ASU Executive Director of Business Development Kip McDermott. “We anticipate this to be the first of many STCs that are obtained globally for the new white phosphor goggles.”
A complete list of ASU STCs can be found at www.asu-nvg.com/services/nvis_modifications/.
About ASU: 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.
About SAS: Specialist Aviation Services is an emergency services support organization and air operator with activities spanning the UK, mainland Europe and the middle east. As an EASA part 21 & part 145 organization, the company undertakes third party modification work including NVIS upgrades.