French business aircraft dealer Regourd Aviation is offering an integrated avionics suite for Eurocopter’s EC120 Colibri, which it says provides “next-generation avionics in an entry-level helicopter”.
The Paris-based company teamed with Sagem to develop the Voyager suite, which achieved European Aviation Safety Agency supplemental type certification in August 2005. The first sale, to a European customer, came in December and Regourd sales director Emmanuel Dupuy says the second aircraft to be fitted with the system will be available in April.
The suite consists of a Sagem two-axis autopilot coupled with a Garmin GNS480 navigation system, Sagem primary flight display and attitude heading reference system, Garmin MX20 multifunction display and Ryan 9900BX traffic advisory system. Regourd says “recent, low-time” Colibris with the Voyager avionics cost less than a new helicopter, which has a catalogue price of around €1.3 million ($1.57 million).