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Autopilot STC Journey

You might be wondering how long it takes and what is involved in certifying an autopilot on an aircraft. This blog article sheds some light on that based on Genesys’ long history of certifying autopilots on fixed-wing and helicopter aircraft.

An autopilot is certified on a target aircraft through six general program phases:

  1. Concept and Analysis
  2. Project Kick Off and Initiation
  3. Installation and Development
  4. Testing
  5. Certification
  6. STC Journey Infographic


This infographic highlights the steps taken during each phase to accomplish an aircraft autopilot certification effort. If you have any questions about certifying an autopilot for your platform reach out to the Genesys team and let us assist you.


About Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Inc. Company

Genesys Aerosystems is a leading provider of integrated avionics systems for military and civil customers. Genesys Aerosystems’ avionics systems are offered individually and integrated to provide an entire cockpit solution. Its synthetic vision Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) revolutionized safety in low-level flight operations for both fixed-wing and helicopter aircraft makes and models. Genesys Aerosystems’ VFR and IFR approved autopilot solutions are certified and available on many fixed-wing and helicopter aircraft makes and models. For more information, visit


About Moog Inc.

Moog is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and systems integrator of high-performance precision motion and fluid controls and control systems. Moog’s high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites, and space vehicles, launch vehicles, defense systems, missiles, automated industrial machinery, marine, and medical equipment. Additional information about the Company can be found at