August 31, 2017
Article excerpt: “The company also thinks there will be strong interest within the region in the soon-to-be-certified Trekker light twin. Two prototypes are continuing flight test and a Leonardo spokesman said, “We expect to start deliveries to operators in early 2018. We have agreements for nearly 30 units worldwide, including orders and framework contracts, to date.” The Trekker is a skidded—and cheaper—version of the AW109S Grand and features single-pilot IFR Genesys Aerosystems avionics and a pair of Fadec-equipped, 815-shp Pratt & Whitney Canada PW207C turboshafts that deliver a maximum speed of 168 knots. It has a maximum takeoff weight of 7,000 pounds and will have an endurance of four hours, 20 minutes or 445 nm with a modular, five-cell fuel system. The machine is aimed primarily at the EMS and utility markets.”
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Genesys Aerosystems is a leading provider of integrated avionics systems for military and civil aircraft manufacturers and operators. With a diverse and growing product line, Genesys Aerosystems’ avionics systems can be offered as stand-alone components or integrated to provide an entire cockpit solution. Its synthetic vision Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) revolutionized flight crew situational awareness and safety and is now approved on more than 700 models of aircraft and helicopters. Genesys Aerosystems’ newest Helicopter Stability Augmentation System and Autopilot (HeliSAS) adds to the company’s extensive offerings of S-TEC autopilot solutions and brings added safety to light piston and turbine helicopters. For more information, visit: www.genesys-aerosystems.com.
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