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Becker backs AMU6500 to replace Baker panels
Soon to be approved by FAA and EASA, the Becker Avionics AMU6500 comes with true spatial 3D audio, bluetooth connectivity, and music input, increasing the number of transceivers and receivers from six to eight.

Becker Avionics is about to receive STC approval for its AMU6500 audio panel, initially by the FAA and then by EASA. It will replace the Baker audio panels in the Piaggio P180 series aircraft, including the Avanti II and Avanti EVO aircraft models. Becker's AMU6500 modification will transform the audio system of the aircraft from a mono source of audio to a stereo source of audio. In addition to the stereo audio, the AMU6500 will allow the owners and operators of these aircraft to experience a new range of extras.

The AMU6500 comes with true spatial 3D audio, bluetooth connectivity, music input via Bluetooth or 3.5 mm jack in the cockpit, and it increases the availability of transceivers and receivers from six to eight.

Becker, in conjunction with Intercontinental Jet Services Corporation (IJSC) based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will provide the STC to owners, operators and maintenance organisations. The companies will begin accepting pre-orders of the STC package in mid-July. The package will include the structural components, electrical wiring harnesses and technical data package for installation.

Rob Truglia, business development manager says: “The Piaggio aircraft is a perfect platform for this STC. The partnership that we have begun with IJSC will extend the service life of the Avanti aircraft for many more years.”

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