Commercial, Products, Public Service

Becker Outfits Era AW139 with Beacon Locator

By Staff Writer | August 31, 2012

Emergency Medical Service, Offshore, Search and Rescue

Era Helicopters has selected Becker Avionics’ BD406 beacon decoders for its fleet of AgustaWestland AW139s. The unit decodes and navigates to 406 MHz Cospas-Sarsat-capable beacons (ELTs, EPIRBs, PLBs or SPLBs), transmitting the 406 MHz signal with GPS information. The units will assist Era’s aircraft conduct SAR and EMS missions between land-based facilities and its customers operating in the Gulf of Mexico.
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