Gama introduces Garmin G500H EFIS to European heli operators

Gama introduces Garmin G500H EFIS to European heli operators 29 Sep, 11, Source: Gama Engineering

Gama Engineering Ltd in partnership with Garmin is now offering the recently certified G500H Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) to the UK and continental Europe helicopter community.

The recently certified Garmin G500H, EFIS is the affordable all-glass avionics flight display designed specifically for the VFR Part 27 helicopters including the Bell 206, Bell 407, Eurocopter AS350B2, AS350B3 and EC130B.

Garmin International Inc. is the global leader in satellite navigation. Its Garmin G500H (G500) is optimized for rotorcraft and offers features like helicopter synthetic vision technology (HSVTTM), helicopter-specific databases with over 7,000 heliports and nearly 30,000 additional low-altitude obstacles, Iridium datalink real-time weather, airborne text messaging and the ability to display video from a forward looking infrared (FLIR) camera or other video sources.

The Garmin G500H incorporates two individual displays – a PFD and MFD – in a customized package designed for easy retrofit installation. The G500H combines primary flight data including attitude and air data with navigation, weather, terrain and traffic data displayed in an intuitive pictorial format on dual LCD displays. This user friendly presentation allows pilots to quickly and efficiently scan the data so that they can stay ahead of the helicopter during all phases of flight. It replaces traditional mechanical gyroscopic flight instruments with Garmin’s solid state Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) that has superior reliability and accuracy, and features rapid alignment while moving, including in-flight dynamic re starts.

“We are delighted that our close association with Garmin has resulted in Gama Engineering being selected to be one of the first industry partners to be able to offer the Gamin G500H.”, said Gama Engineering MD, Harry Lees. “Our 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 avionics’’.
About Gama Engineering

Gama Engineering affords a comprehensive design, certification, maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification service for fixed and rotor wing 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.

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