LA County Fire Department selects Becker Mission ADS-B Transponder

LA County Fire Department

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 B412 and Sikorsky S-70 helicopters. With 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.