Enstrom Helicopter Selects Chelton Flight Systems EFIS

Matt Nicholls
May 29, 2007
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Chelton Flight Systems, part of the Cobham Avionics & Surveillance Division, has been chosen to supply the Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) for Enstrom Helicopter Corporation’s Model 480B program.   Enstrom Helicopter will certify the Chelton EFIS as a part of the factory type certificate for the 480B turbine line of helicopters. This factory-installed con- figuration is expected to be available late in the third quarter of this year.  The installation will include two Chelton EFIS displays, the newest release 6.0B software, Chelton’s new compact digital air data and attitude/heading reference system, (ADAHRS), along with Chelton’s latest technology Beta 3 GPS/WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) receiver. 

The system also features a synthetic vision primary flight display, dual integrated FMS, Class-B (or -A capable) helicopter TAWS (Terrain Awareness and Warning System), a master caution voice warning system, HITS (Highway-In-The-Sky navigation), a digital flight recorder, and Chelton’s unique hover vector display. The system is NVG (Night Vision Goggle) friendly.

The 480B includes a fully configurable cabin that has been used as two-place surveillance aircraft, a three-place advanced trainer and as a three- to five- place VIP aircraft. The 480B has found wide acceptance in the private market and has recently been making inroads into the utility, municipal, police and training markets worldwide. 




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