Robinson Unveils Glass Options

 - February 26, 2014, 6:45 PM
Robinson’s full line of helicopters are equipped with standard and optional glass-panel avionics. Garmin’s eight-hole panel is standard on the R66 (above) and R44 Raven II. (Photo: Mariano Rosales)

Robinson Helicopter (Booth No. 5226) is displaying its new line of standard and optional glass-panel avionics options for all its helicopter models here at Heli-Expo.

The Garmin GTR 225B is now the standard com radio on all models. The company points out that it satisfies the new KHz channel spacing regulations. The GMA 350H audio panel is now standard for dual com installations.

The optional GTX 330ES transponder meets ADS-B OUT requirements when paired to a GTN series navigator. The GDL 88 provides ADS-B OUT on 978 MHz and dual-band ADS-B IN. Other new optional avionics include the Garmin GTN 600/700 touch-screen navigators and GTR 225B com radio, and the Aspen Avionics PFD and MFD.

To accommodate the new glass options, Robinson replaced its seven-, nine- and ten-hole instrument panels with six- and eight-hole panels; the six-hole panel is standard on the R22 and R44 Raven I, while the eight-hole panel is standard on the R44 Raven II and R66. The eight-hole panel is also an option on the R44 Raven I. Both panels allow for traditional instrument configurations or glass panel avionics.