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Do new Avionics add "value"?

Value is in the eye of the beholder...

Sure as I’m writing this, I can bet you the question I’ll get asked the most at all this year’s aviation events will be, “How much will adding a new autopilot increase the value of my airplane?”

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What it takes to earn a FAA STC

I love it when I get emails and phone calls from our friends and customers asking various Genesys Aerosystems company questions. And one I seem to get a lot is: What does it take for Genesys Aerosystems to earn an FAA STC (Supplemental Type Certificate)?

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No matter how you measure it, Heli-EXPO 2017 was huge.

I promised you in a recent blog that Genesys Aerosystems had some really big news to share at Heli-EXPO 2017. Well, in case you haven’t seen the write ups, here it is: MD Helicopters has selected our Integrated Display Units (IDUs) for three of its new helicopter models – the MD 902 Explorer, the MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopter and the all-new MD 6XX concept aircraft.

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Heli-Expo preview...this one's going to be special.

You’ve probably picked up on this from my earlier blogs, but I really enjoy attending the various industry trade shows. Sure they’re a lot of work, but I think they’re an invaluable resource. Aviation is built on networking and there’s no better place than trade shows.

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Tips from the trainers: Software updates

We get a lot of requests from our Genesys Aerosystems friends and customers to share insights into how to get the most from today’s avionics and cockpit displays. And like seemingly everything in our modern lives, a lot of that information revolves around software and software updates.

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HeliSAS receives a 2016 Rotorcraft Pro Innovations Award.

Just as 2016 was spooling down, we got the great news that our Helicopter Stability Augmentation System – HeliSAS – received the fourth place award in Rotorcraft Pro Media Network’s annual Top 10 Rotorcraft Pro 2016 Innovators, recognizing innovative products and services used by the helicopter industry.

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Looking forward into 2017...

Everyone looks at the New Year in a different way: I for one have always liked the promise that comes with the turn of the calendar. It’s like starting a new book: each page builds the story and where will that story take you?

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2016: A look back.

This will be my final blog before we all break for the holidays, and before we strike up a rendition of Auld Lang Syne, I’d like to take a quick look back at what I think were some of the biggest aviation-related happenings of 2016.

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Sleigh One gets a SASsy upgrade.

It’s that time again and, like the past few years, the wee folks up at the North Pole aren’t the only ones busy preparing for Santa’s annual midnight mission. The “elves” at our hangar in Mineral Wells have been very busy completing an annual avionics upgrade on a certain jolly ol’ pilot’s favorite plane.

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Time to step up and give thanks.

Whether you’re flying for business or fun, private aircraft are wonderful things. They enable us to travel whenever and wherever we want. But it does have a downside. All too often it makes us so efficient and busy that we forget to be truly thankful for what a fantastic privilege business and general aviation truly is.

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