Garmin to certify Bell 505 flight control system for GFC 600H helicopter

Switzerland-based Garmin International, Inc. has announced it will certify the GFC 600H flight control system for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter, the company said.

The attitude-based (AHRS-derived) flight control system has a number of helicopter-tailored features, including attitude hold, Garmin Helicopter Electronic Stability and Protection (H-ESP), dedicated return-to-level (LVL) mode, hover assist, as well as overspeed and low speed protection. Certification of the GFC 600H for the Bell 505 is expected to be complete in the first-half of 2020 and available at that time through select Garmin dealers as a retrofit installation.

Garmin´s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. Garmin´s portfolio includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, an expansive suite of ADS-B solutions and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and value.

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. The company´s principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.