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Autopilot for Bell 407GXi is certified in the UK
The system is equipped with a stability augmentation system to automatically recover the aircraft to near-level flight attitude, and envelope protection to prevent over speeding and under speeding.
There are currently 1,500 Bell 407s operating across all six continents, which have racked up more than six million flight hours.

The Bell 407GXi three-axis autopilot has received certification from the UK's Civil Aviation Authority. It is available in the two and three-axis configurations: the two-axis version includes pitch control (altitude hold, IAS hold) and roll control (HDG hold, NAV, vertical navigation mode), and the three-axis option adds yaw control.

“We are thrilled to offer the Bell thee-axis autopilot for the Bell 407GXi to our customers in the UK,” says Patrick Moulay, senior vice president, international sales. “The system allows for decreased pilot workload and assistance in the event of inadvertent Instrument Meteorological Conditions, overall increasing pilot comfort and ease over long distances.”

The system is equipped with a stability augmentation system to automatically recover the aircraft to near-level flight attitude at all speeds in the event of adverse roll or pitch, a stability engagement throughout all phases of flight, and envelope protection to prevent over speeding and under speeding.

Owners can specify the autopilot system on new Bell 407GXis or have the system retrofitted.

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