Development is now complete on Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corporation’s MCP480B Master Caution Panel project, which was awarded to the Canadian avionics manufacturer by Enstrom Helicopter Corporation (Enstrom) last year.
Enstrom selected AEM to design and manufacture the new annunciator panel for their flagship aircraft, the 480B helicopter in July of 2019.
Integrating the MCP480B will make the Enstrom aircraft even more desirable to their customers and end-users. Steve Broderick, Distribution and Business Development representative for AEM explains: “AEM’s next-generation caution/warning panels feature upgraded electronics and redundant LED lighting, ensuring Enstrom receives state-of-the-art equipment designed and built to perform for decades. Selecting our panels for the 480B is another example of Enstrom’s commitment to installing world-class components in their cockpits.”
The MCP480B project is one of several successful collaborations between Enstrom and AEM, including past projects involving loudspeaker systems and illuminated panel products. “Part of the reason we selected AEM was our previous experience working with them, and they came through again” explained Bill Taylor, Director of Engineering at Enstrom. “Their thoroughness and desire to get the job done properly and on schedule was reflected in their attitude. They were resourceful and flexible, which was especially important during the Covid-19 pandemic when travel was restricted, if not impossible.” He concluded: “AEM is a pleasure to work with, and I’m sure we’ll be contacting them about future projects.”
The MCP480B is only available from Enstrom on the newly upgraded 480B helicopter. Delivery of these aircraft is expected to begin later this year.