Becker Avionics is in Dallas celebrating several new contracts. The first is to provide DVCS 6100 digital audio and intercom systems to OSF HealthCare, Peoria, Ill. for its four new EC145 air medical helicopters. The German avionics maker will also serve the U.S. Army as part of the UH-72A Lakota mission equipment package (MEP), and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) with their new PC-12s.
Completion of the OSF HealthCare EC145s is underway at United Rotorcraft in Denver. Their Becker audio systems manage and control all audio sources in the helicopter with configurable software that allows operational customization. The system manages all transceivers, receivers and audio warning sources with simulcast capability on eight channels, along with a new radio relay feature.
Becker’s DVCS 6100 will continue to help support the Army National Guard security and support mission. To date, more than 200 systems for the Lakota have been installed at the American Eurocopter Columbus, Miss. facility. The first Lakota with the MEP entered service with the Mississippi National Guard in late 2011.
The privately-held German company will serve beer at its booth (No. 9058) on Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.