Robinson Introduces New R44 & R66 Autopilot and Aspen Primary Flight Display Package

09.10.2015

Robinson Introduces New R44 & R66 Autopilot and
Aspen Primary Flight Display Package
Torrance, CA — The same Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS (Helicopter Stability
Augmentation System) and autopilot that was FAA approved on the R66 earlier this year
is now available on Robinson’s top selling R44.
The R44 autopilot option has all of the same modes and functionality as the R66
including basic stability augmentation, heading hold, altitude hold, navigation signal
tracking, and approach guidance. A flight test and FAA certification program ensured the
comfortable flying qualities and workload-reducing features found on the R66 autopilot
installation were carried over to the R44.
The autopilot is now available as an option on R44 and R66 helicopters equipped with
Aspen’s EFD 1000H Primary Flight Display (PFD). Aspen’s PFD is a lighter, less
expensive display than Garmin’s G500H already approved on the R66. The Aspen PFD
fits in a standard R44/R66 8-hole instrument panel with the autopilot controls located in
the avionics stack. Additional trim and off buttons are located on the cyclic.
The price for an autopilot installation with Aspen PFD is $60,200. One of several
available models of Garmin GTN navigator is also required and is not included in the
above price (pricing for GTNs varies by model).
Founded in 1973, Robinson Helicopter Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of
civil helicopters. For additional information, visit www.robinsonheli.com.