Becker Avionics has reached an agreement to partner with Helibras, Eurocopter’s subsidiary in Brazil, to provide its DVCS6100 digital audio system for the Brazilian Army Aviation fleet of AS550 A2 Fennec and AS350 L1 Squirrel helicopters. Under the partnership, Helibras will equip the helicopters with DVCS6100 at its plant in Itajuba.
The contract is part of a modernization program involving 36 AS550s and AS350s in operation with the Brazilian Army Aviation Command. Also included in the installation is a “glass cockpit” system with three displays, an automatic flight control system (AFCS), new com/nav equipment, crew seating and weapons capabilities. The Fennec modernization program began in January 2012 and is projected to run through 2018.
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