ASU and Harris sign reseller agreement on new TSO NVGs

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) and Harris Corporation recently entered into a distributor agreement, making ASU an authorized reseller for Harris’ Technical Standard Order (TSO) Night Vision Goggles (NVGs).

Erik Fox, director, vice president and general manager of Harris Night Vision, and Darrell Hackler, senior director of global business development of Harris Night Vision, visit the ASU headquarters to meet with Mike Atwood, CEO and Jim Winkel, president, and others. Aviation Specialties Unlimited Photo
Erik Fox, director, vice president and general manager of Harris Night Vision, and Darrell Hackler, senior director of global business development of Harris Night Vision, visit the ASU headquarters to meet with Mike Atwood, CEO and Jim Winkel, president, and others. Aviation Specialties Unlimited Photo
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This agreement authorizes ASU to sell, service, and repair Harris aviation NVGs for foreign civil and military aviation customers. An additional exclusive agreement for aviation and ground product sales in Colombia is in the final stages, as well as a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) to further streamline purchasing for customers.

With the new agreements in place and the upcoming BOA, ASU customers can now expect quick and streamlined quoting, leading to faster purchasing and delivery.

The TSO assures operators that Harris NVG materials and parts meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) design and production standards for flight safety. The TSO certification also alleviates the need for part number specificity in approval for use.

“We are privileged to work with Harris as a leading manufacturer of TSO NVGs,” said president of ASU Jim Winkel. “With Harris, we will continue to deliver exceptional product and service for our customers as they conduct life-saving operations, using Harris NVG technology.”

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ASU’s long-lasting relationship with Harris has allowed them to place more than 5,000 F4949 aviation NVGs over a span of nearly 25 years.

Harris Corporation, formerly ITT, first established an agreement with ASU in 1995. ASU worked closely with Harris staff for the last year to meet the TSO requirements. Harris received NVG TSO authorization from the FAA in December 2017.

“ASU’s reputation of being a key distribution channel for Harris has a proven history of success,” said vice president and general manager of Harris Night Vision Erik Fox. “We know that ASU goes beyond selling night vision goggles and assures that customers are properly trained on the use, maintenance and upkeep. Service after the sale is just as important to us at Harris, and we know ASU takes care of its customers.”

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