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Genesys Aerosystems Equipped Leonardo TH-119 Selected as TH-73A

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Another platform win for the Genesys advanced avionics suite

Mineral Wells, TX (January 14, 2020) –– Genesys Aerosystems announced today that the Leonardo TH-119, equipped with the Genesys avionics suite, has been selected by the US Navy for the next generation TH-73A training helicopter.

The Genesys configuration certified on the TH-119 includes four IDU-680 displays in a dual-sided PFD/MFD format with dual redundant ADAHRS, dual GPS/FMS, dual Data Acquisition Unit (DAU), and other supporting sensors. The Level A, IFR certified, IDU-680, is a large EFIS display that offers high-resolution LCD glass depicting 3D Synthetic Vision, Highway-In-The-Sky (HITS), Enhanced HTAWS, Integrated FMS, Hover Vector, and many more features. 

“I congratulate our long-time partner, Leonardo, for the selection of the TH-119 as the Advanced Helicopter Training System.  There were many big undertakings during this process, not least of which was that the partnership between Leonardo and Genesys yielded the first IFR certification for a single-engine helicopter in decades.  We, at Genesys, are proud to be able to serve our nations’ armed forces in training their next generation of helicopter pilots,” Roger Smith, President, and CEO for Genesys Aerosystems.

The contract valued at USD 176,472,608 for the production, and delivery of 32 TH-73A helicopters, initial spares, support, and dedicated equipment and specific pilot and maintenance training services. This contract, as Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds, was competitively procured via a request for proposal of various offers. Work will be mainly performed at Leonardo’s Philadelphia facility and is expected to be completed in October 2021. The avionics suite for the TH-119 is manufactured at Genesys Aerosystems Headquarters in Mineral Wells, TX.

About Genesys Aerosystems

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 reach of a host of operators for whom such systems were previously too expensive or heavy. For more information, visit

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About Leonardo

Leonardo, a global high-technology company, is among the top ten world players in Aerospace, Defence and Security and Italy’s main industrial company. Organized into five business divisions, Leonardo has a significant industrial presence in Italy, the United Kingdom, Poland and the USA, where it also operates through subsidiaries such as Leonardo DRS (defense electronics), and joint ventures and partnerships: ATR, MBDA, Telespazio, Thales Alenia Space and Avio. Leonardo competes in the most important international markets by leveraging its areas of technological and product leadership (Helicopters, Aircraft, Aerostructures, Electronics, Cyber Security and Space). Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange (LDO), in 2018 Leonardo recorded consolidated revenues of €12.2 billion and invested €1.4 billion in Research and Development. The Group has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index since 2010.