Robinson Helicopters Offers New Panel Options

Autopilot and Aspen PFD package now available for R44.

Robinson R44 Autopilot Aspen Avionics

Robinson R44 Autopilot Aspen Avionics

Robinson R44

Continuing the rollout of new avionics options, Robinson Helicopters has introduced Genesys Aerosystems' HeliSAS (Helicopter Stability Augmentation System) and autopilot as an option for the R44. Earlier this year a flight test and FAA certification program approved the autopilot for the turbine-powered R66.

The R44's autopilot option keeps the same modes and functionality as the R66 including basic stability augmentation, heading hold, altitude hold, navigation signal tracking and approach guidance. Both options are available for those equipped with Aspen's EFD 1000H primary flight display (PFD), a lighter version of the Garmin G500H.

The cost of installation with the Aspen PFD is $60,200. One of Garmin's GTN navigators is also required but not included in the price.

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