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Gulf Coast Avionics to Upgrade DEA Aircraft

By Staff Writer | January 26, 2015

Gulf Coast Avionics Corporation has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to provide new-generation avionics upgrades for select piston aircraft and turbine helicopters operating in the Agency’s fleet. The contract covers the installation of Garmin EFIS and touchscreen avionics along with other tactical communications and situational awareness systems.

“This is a significant contract win for Gulf Coast Avionics,” said Rick Garcia, president and CEO of Gulf Coast Avionics. “These aircraft play a critical role in supporting our ongoing war on drugs, and to know that we will be giving these brave DEA pilot/agents the best combination of avionics reliability and capabilities is a point of great pride for everyone on our team.”

Founded in 1984 and located at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Fla., and with offices worldwide, Gulf Coast Avionics is a major supplier of avionics, instruments and pilot supplies to customers around the world. Gulf Coast Avionics is also an FAA-approved Class 1, 2 and 3/Limited Instrument Repair Station and provides a full array of avionics installation and repair services for certificated and kit-built aircraft.

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