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Becker Avionics’ receives TSO certification

Oct. 23, 2009 – Orlando, Fla,. NBAA – Becker Avionics, Inc. a leading supplier of communication, navigation, surveillance and search & rescue products recently announced the TSO certification of its BXP6403 Mode S Transponder Class I and II series.


October 23, 2009
By Administrator

Oct. 23, 2009 – Orlando, Fla,. NBAA – Becker Avionics, Inc. a leading supplier of communication, navigation, surveillance and search & rescue products recently announced the TSO certification of its BXP6403 Mode S Transponder Class I and II series.

The BXP6403 helps customers meet the future requirements of transponder technology by enhancing safety and situational awareness through the use of traffic information. The BXP6403 is a compact and lightweight single block Mode-S transponder. It is compatible with existing Mode A/C systems and provides the addition of data-link technology. The data-link provides flight critical information such as traffic which increases situational awareness while reducing the need for additional traffic detection equipment. Furthermore, the BXP6403 reports additional aircraft specific details to ATC providing a clearer picture of the flight environment.

Brett Gardner, Director of Sales and Marketing states “The BXP6403 offers an ideal and straightforward retrofit solution for the Bendix-King KT76A, as it has been designed to install in the same tray – a true drop-in replacement.” He continued, “Legacy transponders require warm up time and are costly to repair. The BXP6403 has a sunlight readable display, requires no warm up time, and incorporates state-of-the-art-technology.”

The BXP6403 Mode S Transponder is equipped with extended squitter and SI code function and it provides an interface to the central aircraft data system. It allows ELS, supports EHS, as well as ADS-B via extended squitter.

  • The BXP6403-1-(01) is intended to serve IFR/Class 1 aircraft. It is certified according to TSO C112 and ETSO-2C112b and is suited for VFR and IFR operations up to 50000 feet.
  • The BXP6403-1-(02) is intended to serve VFR/Class 2 aircraft. It is certified according to TSO C112 and ETSO-2C112b and is suited for VFR and IFR operations up to 15000 feet.
  • The Mode S ICAO address and additional fixed data are stored in a separate address module, AM6400-1-(01), which is plugged on to the transponder and remains in the aircraft when the transponder is exchanged.

Keep a look out for special Bendix-King KT76A retrofit package pricing at your avionics dealer!