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Arista installs Becker DVCS on UH-60

June 21, 2018  By Helicopters Staff

Arista Aviation installed the Becker Digital Voice Communication System (DVCS) 6100 for digital audio into one of its UH-60A demonstration medium-lift helicopters. Rich Enderle, president of Arista, explains the technology will be used in the cockpit and cabin.

The Sikorsky UH-60M (Photo Lockhead Martin).

Becker’s DVCS has more than 500,000 hours of flight time in U.S. Army aircraft. Used in military applications, the UH-60s are also available for sale to commercial customers and capable of performing a range of air operations like firefighting, VIP transport and utility work.
Arista – regarded as subject matter expert in UH-60 acquisition, modification, maintenance and support – is described as playing a pivotal role in the commercialization of the UH-60 platform.

The DVCS provides access to eight communication channels (expandable up to 16), eight navigation channels and remote capability for to up to six pilots/operators and up to 12 passengers.

Programmable by the aircraft operators, Becker explains each DVCS system can be configured specifically to that unit’s needs without any additional wiring, switches or other modifications. The company explains that adding or removing function to the system, new radios, or any configuration change, can be done through a provided computer program.



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