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FAA certifies Garmin G1000H for 480B

July 30, 2014  By Carey Fredericks

July 30, 2014, Menominee, Mi. - Enstrom has announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has certified the Garmin G1000H all-glass, integrated flight deck for installation in its 480B helicopter model. The new configuration will be designated the 480B-G.

“This program is a significant milestone for Enstrom as we continue with future developments in
our product line offerings” said Tracy Biegler, En
strom President and CEO.

“Every department in the company pulled together to make this happen. My congratulations to Garmin and Enstrom
teams in accomplishing this huge task.”

The 480B-G is now one of three helicopters in the world — and the only helicopter in its class
— to offer a G1000H Integrated Flight Deck System.“
Combining the G1000H with the safety and
handling qualities of the 480B make this an exceptional helicopter for anything, including
personal use, police work, and training,” according to Bill Taylor, Enstrom’s Director of
Engineering. “We partnered with RSG Aerodesign during the design phase, and that really
helped get the project moving. We would not have been able to accomplish this in the time we
did without their support early on.”

The G
1000H reduces pilot workload and presents all critical flight and engine information at a
glance, thereby increasing simplicity, safety, and situational awareness.
“We are
this technology into the helicopter
market,” said Orlando Alaniz, D
irector of Sales and
arketing at Enstrom. “It
is a logical addition to our line of aircraft designed for safety,
performance, and innovation.”


The first 480B

G is already in production and will be delivered to the customer in the near


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