Becker Avionics has obtained a contract to equip the University of Utah AirMed’s Eurocopter EC145 with its DVCS6100 digital audio system. The helicopter replaces an older Bell 407. Air Methods, which operates AirMed’s HEMS fleet, is completing the helicopter at its United Rotorcraft facility in Denver, Colo.
Becker has also installed the system in a pair of Bell 407s in operation with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Aviation unit in North Carolina. The upgrades were made in advance of the aviation unit’s role in providing security for the Democratic National Convention in September. Kearney, Neb.-based Rodgers Helicopter Services also recently selected the DVCS6100 for its new EMS-equipped Bell 429. Rodgers has provided Good Samaritan Hospital’s AirCare unit with air ambulance services for 30 years.