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MD Helicopters Selects Genesys Aerosystems' Advanced IDU-680 Integrated Cockpit Displays as Standard Glass Cockpit for MD 902 Explorer

Rotorcraft Pro recently announced MD Helicopters' Press Release: "MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today the selection Genesys Aerosystems’ new-generation Integrated Display Units (IDUs) as standard aboard its iconic twin-engine helicopter, the MD 902 Explorer. The Genesys system features an FAA-certified open architecture and will be available Q3 2017."

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Article excerpt:  “We are thrilled to partner with Genesys Aerosystems on our twin engine glass cockpit initiative,” said Lynn Tilton, Chief Executive Officer for MD Helicopters. “I have worked with my MD team for years, dedicated to deliver a highly capable and customizable next generation glass cockpit solution for our MD 902 operators. This goal has finally been met. The open-architecture solution developed by Genesys Aerosystems offers innovative, leap-ahead capabilities that will provide enhanced accessibility to critical data for our operators, and a tremendous leap forward in technology for us.”

About MD Helicopters, Inc. 

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), a woman-owned, small business, is a leading manufacturer of commercial, military, law enforcement and air-rescue helicopters. The MDHI family of rotorcraft is world renowned for its value, versatility and performance, and includes the twin-engine MD 902 Explorer, the MD 530F Cayuse Warrior Light Scout Attack Helicopter, the new MD530G Attack helicopter, and a single-engine commercial fleet that includes the MD 600N, MD 520N, MD 500E  and MD 530F. The innovative NOTAR® system for anti-torque control with no tail rotor – a key feature of the MD 902, MD 600N and MD 520N – is used exclusively by MD Helicopters to provide safer, quieter performance and confined-area access capability.  For more information about MDHI,  visit:

About Genesys Aerosystems

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:

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