Flight International Magazine Reviews IDU-680 in Grob G 120TP Trainer
Flight International magazine says the Grob G120TP trainer with the Genesys Aerosystems IDU-680 EFIS "will set the benchmark for 21st century trainer aircraft worldwide in this aircraft category."
Mineral Wells, TX — Peter Collins of Flight International magazine put the Genesys Aerosystems IDU-680 EFIS to the test and declared: "The full digital cockpit featured in the latest version of Grob Aircraft’s G 120TP could set a new benchmark for pilot training technology – and at a reasonable price too."
After a quick overview of the cockpit, Collins remarked, "The set-up was a displayed screen area not only unmatched in this class of trainer, but one that also exceeds most – if not all – of the systems advanced modern trainers presently use." And once he began to work with the Genesys Aerosystems IDU-680 EFIS, he was impressed by the avionics system's flexibility and ease-of use: "It is hard to convey just how flexible the display variations are, or how easy it was to configure the cockpit in a way I would want or expect for any future transport, helicopter or fighter-graded student. I estimate I was comfortable to configure and operate the cockpit within 60 min of sitting in the aircraft – despite being given no prior briefing."
Collins summed up his experience: "[T]he G 120TP is a breakthrough aircraft [that] offers any modern air force the chance to reshape its training programme. [T]he latest four-screen digital display production version – allied to an embedded cockpit training simulation – means the type has become the 21st century trainer aircraft the early prototype promised it would be."
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Genesys Aerosystems is a leading provider of integrated avionics systems for military and civil customers. Genesys Aerosystems' avionics systems can be offered individually or integrated to provide an entire cockpit. Its synthetic vision Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) revolutionized safety in low-level flight operations and is now approved on more than 700 aircraft and helicopter models. Genesys Aerosystems Helicopter Stability Augmentation System and Autopilot (HeliSAS) adds to its extensive range of S-TEC autopilot solutions and brings added safety within the reach of a host of operators for whom such systems were previously too expensive and heavy. For more information, visit www.genesys-aerosystems.com.
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