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Podcast: How the S-TEC 3100 DFCS Combines Familiar Autopilot Features with the Latest Innovation

Becoming the expert in autopilots doesn't come quickly. Genesys' 40-year history creating autopilot systems has laid the groundwork to designing an autopilot system for the modern era. For Simpson Bennett, Marketing Communications Manager of Genesys Aerosystems, the company's S-TEC 3100 Digital Flight Control System is a perfect marriage of traditional reliability with cutting-edge technology. 

“Basically, it’s a big aircraft autopilot that fits in a small box, as simply as I can put it,” Bennett said. “Out of that, we have a number of features that are safety-focused that we’ve brought to our 3100. Those are our envelope protection, as well as our straight and level button mode that brings the aircraft back to a neutral state in case the pilot loses visual references, becomes disoriented or something along those lines.