ASU Completes 1000th FAA-Approved NVIS Modification at Wysong Enterprises, Inc.
Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) announces it has completed its 1000th FAA-approved night vision cockpit modification. This modification was completed on a Bell 407GXP at Wysong Enterprises, Inc., (Wysong) in Blountville, TN, for MED TRANS Air Medical Transport ( Med-Trans Corp).
“Achieving our 1000th FAA-certified cockpit modification is a major milestone for Aviation Specialties Unlimited,” says ASU director of training and chief pilot, Justin Watlington. “In more than 20 years we have modified aircraft all over the world. We could not have reached this milestone without the support of companies like Wysong Enterprises and customers like MED-TRANS Corporation.”
In 21 years ASU has modified 47 Bell 206s and 127 Bell 407s.
The Bell 407GXP is the latest upgrade to the best-selling Bell 407 platform, with added value through class-leading performance, payload capability and operating economics. With an additional 50 lbs. (22.5 kg) of carrying capability, coupled with the new M250 Rolls-Royce engine that boosts power and fuel efficiency, the Bell 407GXP delivers best-in-class hot and high performance. The aircraft also features avionics improvements such as the hover performance calculator, as well as a transmission TBO extension of +500 hours.
"ASU is like us in many ways. As a small, privately owned company, we take pride in delivering superior customer service,” says Wysong, Inc. founder and owner, Steve Wysong. “We go above and beyond for our customers. We understand operators have a choice, and we work hard to make sure that every completion that is done at Wysong is handled with the utmost care and customer service. Likewise, ASU is a company that has provided extraordinary customer service to Wysong. ASU is a great company to work with. They have been a good partner for us, and we are happy to be able to continue to work with them. We want to thank ASU for this recognition today, and congratulations to them on their 1000th FAA-certified cockpit modification.”
Med- Trans Corp. was among the first air medical units to have its entire fleet NVIS compatible.
“We were pleased to learn that our new aircraft was the 1000th FAA-certified cockpit modification completed by ASU,” says Med-Trans Corporation director of maintenance, Josh Brannon. “ASU has been a long-standing source for all of our NVG needs. Over the years we have had numerous aircraft modified by ASU. The experience they have and the support they provide are critical to our operation. We have a diverse fleet of aircraft, and ASU has an extensive STC list. That is why we continue to request that they modify our aircraft. Congratulations to the entire team at ASU for achieving this milestone.”
A complete listing of ASU’s STCs and capabilities can be found at www.asu-nvg.com.