29-Sep-2011 Source: Gama Engineering
Gama Engineering Ltdâ€™s appointment as a distributor Cobhamâ€™s HeliSAS Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System offers European helicopter operators an opportunity to introduce a new standard in flight safety.
HeliSAS replaces old analogue systems with a significantly lighter autopilot system that reduces pilot workload and increases helicopter stability. HeliSAS is already FAA certified and EASA validation is in progress.
It provides precise control during all modes of flight, regardless of wind conditions or any shifts in weight. HeliSAS is designed to be engaged at all times– â€œonâ€ before takeoff and â€œoffâ€ after landing, resulting in a significantly reduced pilot workload. If the helicopter is inadvertently flown to an extreme attitude, simply releasing the cyclic while HeliSAS is engaged automatically returns the helicopter to a near-level attitude hands-off flight is possible due to the HeliSAS attitude-command/attitude-hold SAS + full autopilot configuration.
HeliSAS is immediately available for retrofit Bell 206B, 206L and 407 fleets, with the Eurocopter AS.350 series operators slatted to be the next helicopter operators to be able to enjoy the many benefits HeliSAS affords.
â€œWe are honoured that Cobham have selected Gama Engineering as the first European distributor for HeliSAS and we look forward to supporting the European helicopter community introduce even greater levels of safety to their operations.â€, said Gama Engineering MD, Harry Lees. â€œOur team is committed to proactively supporting Aircraft and Helicopter operators’ transition their fleets to the next generation of light weight, low cost and easy to install avionicsâ€™â€™.
Gama Engineering affords a comprehensive design, certification, maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification service for fixed and rotor wingÂ aircraft operators, fully validated by both our EASA/FAR part 145 approval status in addition to our full turn-key EASA Part 21J design and Part 21G manufacturing services.
Established at Fairoaks Airport, near Heathrow, serving you from our exclusive and dedicated hangars and workshops, where we have recently combined the services and expertise of Lees Avionics and the former Mann Aviation Group Engineering to form Gama Engineering Ltd.
Gama Engineering is committed to proactively supporting aircraft and helicopter operators’ transition their fleets to both the next generation of avionics and the latest offerings in cabin management systems and corporate aircraft interiors.