Garmin Wins STC for HTAWS and Glass Cockpit

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the seventh largest law enforcement agency in the U.S. and the nation’s largest sheriff’s department, has selected a suite of Cobham cockpit avionics, including synthetic vision and helicopter TAWS, for its 14 Eurocopter AS350 B2 AStars.

Installation is to be performed by Hangar One at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, CA. The two-screen EFIS from Cobham’s facility in Mineral Wells, TX, will also display WAAS Beta III GPS and FMS information. Cockpits will be fully night vision goggle-compliant.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, headquartered in Monterey Park, CA, covers an area of 3,170 square miles of coastal, urban and mountain terrain and was a pioneer in airborne law enforcement.