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When it comes to autopilot STCs, the devil is in the details

There’s been a lot said recently about the process aircraft manufacturers go through to get new models certified. Some of it is accurate. Some (most) of it is so much hot air dispensed by people who have never flown an airplane. But, such is today’s media.

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How technology helps old aircraft get better.

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Having never owned an “old dog,” I have to figure they’re right. But what I do know is that whether it’s through modern engine/airframe improvements or new-generation digital avionics and systems upgrades, there is an increasing number of ways for operators teach an array of aging aircraft some amazing new tricks.

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When the FAA shuts down, we all do

I told you the blogs are back!  This topic is time-sensitive, which is why it is being sent so close to the one last week.  

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It’s 2019 and the Blogs are back!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2018 was indeed great, and that your 2019 will be even better. As for things around here at Genesys Aerosystems, 2018 was certainly a very busy year – so busy in fact that my blog series didn’t get the attention it deserved. But, I’ll get to that in a minute.

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Servos. If it ain’t broke…don’t fix it

As the autopilot experts, Genesys Aerosystems has designed, manufactured and sold over 40,000 autopilots in the last 40 years. Depending on the autopilot, there are between 1 to 4 servos installed in each system, which means there are over 100,000 servos flying. These are a combination of our standard servos which offer up to 75 in-lbs of torque and our heavy duty servos which provide up to 200 in-lbs of torq

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Do the words “Life Saving” really get your attention? It would if it were your life.

First of all, for those that have been longtime followers, let me apologize for the absences of recent blogs over the last few months.  For new followers, I hope you enjoy my blogs moving forward.  It is not for a lack of wanting to write, just the time to do it. 

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Do you know the story behind the first autopilot...

In looking at the current capabilities autopilots are bringing to the market, such as envelope protection and straight and level mode, I had to ask myself... "When was the first autopilot invented, and who was brave enough to be the first to take his hands off the controls?"  So I went in search of the answer and found an awesome story that I would like to share with you.

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’Tis the season to look back at how lucky we are...

It’s been a pretty good year for us at Genesys Aerosystems and I hope it has been for you as well. I try to cover a lot of topics in my blogs, but for this one I want to break the mold and just say how thankful I am to be part of the aviation world.

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5 reasons to have your new avionics installed by an authorized shop.

I get asked this question all the time: “Why doesn’t Genesys Aerosystems sell its autopilots and avionics online?” Well, there are a number of reasons, but number one is the simple fact that our systems are very sophisticated and need to be installed by professionals. Contrary to what many people read on the Internet, autopilot installations, and setups in particular, are not DIY projects.

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World-record Robinson R66 flight gets a helping hand from HeliSAS.

As the world’s largest maker of autopilots for airplanes and stability augmentation systems for light helicopters, Genesys Aerosystems equipment is involved with a lot of very interesting and often record-setting flights. We’re very proud that pilots trying to achieve the extraordinary put their trust in our systems.

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