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    NEWS | LACoFD Los Angeles County Fire Department State of California

    ADS-B for LA County Firefighting Helicopters

    Ahead of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ADS-B mandated deadline of January 1, 2020, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) awarded Becker Avionics contract to install BXT6500 series in their existing fleet of Bell 412 and Sikorsky Firehawk helicopters fleet

    * United Rotorcraft, part of Air Methods, in charge of installation


    ADS-B for LA County Firefighting Helicopters

    Becker Avionics, November 04, 2019 - LA County Fire Department Air Operations selected Becker Avionics’ ADS-B transponder, the BXT6500 series for retrofitting their existing fleet of helicopters.

    LACOFD operates a fleet of Bell 412 and Sikorsky S-70 helicopters

    ith the FAA ADS-B mandated deadline of January 1, 2020 quickly approaching, LACOFD selected the mission capable BXT transponder to become ADS-B compliant.

    The quick installation took approximately 30 hours to complete and was accomplished by LACOFD’s capable maintenance department.

    Senior Consultant, Lee Benson commented, “LACOFD is a world-class public safety operator that demands the most capable equipment to accomplish their mission safely. The BXT6500 series replaces their existing Becker transponders that have worked for 18 years with minimal maintenance.”

    The BXT6500 transponder series is a robust, cost-effective and ADS-B compliant transponder that combines unique customer benefits, such as reduced size and weight, durable housing without ventilation slots or forced cooling, antenna diversity or single antenna configurations, digital interfaces, TCAS compatibility, and special mission capabilities.

    About Becker Avionics: Becker is a leader in digital avionics technology, setting the standard in customer-centric, state-of-the-art ground and airborne solutions. Becker’s focus is on meeting individual requirements with the highest commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, no matter what the mission.

    As a privately held high-tech company for over 60 years, Becker Avionics has developed, manufactured and distributed the latest communication, navigation, surveillance, digital audio, and search & rescue equipment for airborne and ground applications. Becker has proudly provided world class products for general aviation, ATC, law enforcement, military and OEM organizations.

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    LACoFD Los Angeles County Fire Department State of California
    Becker Avionics
    --Helicopters Firefighting
    --Helicopters Avionics
    United Rotorcraft Air Methods



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