NBAA Convention News

Aviation Specialties Unlimited demonstrates Demonstrates NVGs

 - October 24, 2013, 7:40 PM

Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) is demonstrating night-vision goggle (NVG) technology during this year’s NBAA Convention. Attendees can experience NVGs in the demonstration trailer at the company’s booth (No. C9832).

ASU, based in Boise, Idaho, provides NVG equipment, cockpit modifications, pilot training and goggle maintenance, and holds supplemental type certificates (STCs) on multiple fixed-wing aircraft. Operators can have NVG cockpit lighting solutions installed at the company’s FAA Part 145 repair station in Boise or at the customer’s facility.

“We recently had the first-ever approved fixed-wing STC for a night-vision instrument system that included unrestricted takeoffs and landings by both the FAA and Transport Canada, and the first unrestricted STC on our Cessna 206,” said company founder Mike Atwood.

NVG technology can be utilized across multiple industries to enhance the safety of pilots and crews. We have seen how this technology has greatly enhanced the rotorcraft market and now this technology is becoming available to fixed-wing pilots as well.”