PremiAir Aviation International Ltd, U.K., has announced that it has entered into a transatlantic joint venture with Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc., (ASU) of Boise, Idaho, USA to bring innovative new night vision technologies to the U.K. and other European countries. Under the terms of the joint venture – which was signed at the recent Helicopter Association International annual HELI-EXPO in Anaheim, California - PremiAir and ASU will jointly supply, sell and support night vision products, maintenance, training and aircraft modification services in the U.K. and Continental Europe.
“We are very excited about entering into this agreement with ASU,” Chief Executive of PremiAir Keith Marshall said. “We are going to be able to combine our complementary range of skills and services, and in doing so, bring to market a range of innovative, new, night vision systems for fixed wing aircraft and helicopters.”
ASU is a specialist in night vision systems integration for fixed wing aircraft and helicopters.
“Partnering with a reputable company like PremiAir made perfect sense for ASU,” said ASU President Jim Winkel. “Night vision technology is going to continue to grow in Europe and this joint venture will enable us to expand our capabilities to serve the customers of this region.”
PremiAir already has plans to showcase examples of the new technology aboard an AS 355 helicopter at their Blackbushe, Surrey, headquarters.
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. In Latin America, ASU is a choice supplier of premier ground-based night vision goggles, training programs and maintenance initiatives. ASU continues to invest in the development of innovative products and solutions. In 2014, ASU expanded its corporate headquarters and staff to better serve customers around the world who operate in the air, on land, and by sea.
About Premier Aviation International
Businessman Graham Avery purchased PremiAir in late 2012. The company has a 30 year legacy in helicopter maintenance providing line and base maintenance for helicopter types including Bell, Sikorsky and Airbus Helicopters. PremiAir is also responsible for pilot training and pilot provision for Police Air Support Units.
Since purchasing PremiAir, Avery has been leading the company through a period of diversification. Recently, as part of its drive to develop its capabilities in the aerospace sector, Avery announced the appointment of Keith Marshall as PremiAir’s Chief Executive. Marshall, an ex-British Army helicopter pilot and instructor, is a former senior Executive VP with Northrop Grumman where he worked on internationally renowned programmes including Joint Strike Fighter and the F16 and Homeland Security.