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Genesys Aerosystems’ IDU-680 selected by XP Services for UH-60 Black Hawk Avionics Modernization

Genesys glass avionics and sensor solutions will increase versatility of the UH-60 Black Hawk 

Mineral Wells, TX (February 27, 2018)–– Genesys Aerosystems announced that it has teamed up with XP Services to develop an integrated cockpit solution utilizing 4 EFIS displays in a comprehensive UH-60 Black Hawk upgrade program.

The Black Hawk integrated IDU-680 displays offer high-resolution LCD glass depicting 3D Synthetic Vision, Highway-In- The-Sky (HITS), Enhanced HTAWS, Integrated FMS, Hover Vector and many more features. The system also utilizes an advanced integrated audio/radio management capability and Genesys’ unique OASIS (Open Architecture System Integration Symbology) to offer customized EICAS (Engine Indication and Crew Alerting System) specific to the Black Hawk.

“The UH-60 is a rugged and reliable platform for military and special mission operators, but it needed an EFIS display that shared those same qualities. The Genesys cockpit greatly exceeds our expectations,” said Rod Allison, President of XP Services. “The Genesys system is well suited for this aircraft and performed flawlessly on the cross-country flight to Heli-Expo.” Allison added. Arista Aviation is the first company to choose the integration as an upgrade solution for their customers. The system is on display in the Arista Aviation UH-60 (Booth C4).

“The UH-60 is a logical platform to add to our growing portfolio of rotorcraft and fixed-wing special mission aircraft,” stated Nick Bogner, Director of Business Development. “We believe XP Services will be an excellent partner to bring a modernized UH-60 to market at an attractive price point.”

About XP Services
XP Services (XPS) is a developmental flight test company that conducts aircraft modification, civil certification, and military airworthiness qualification testing. The company is comprised of the most experienced and select professionals from US military and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) test organizations. The XPS Tullahoma Airport (KTHA) facility provides Avionics, FAA Part 145 Repair Station, and a DCMA compliant hangar facility with machining capability to fabricate components for rapid- prototyping.  XPS has significant experience with aircraft modification for flight test, instrumentation, and avionics integration. For more information, visit:

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

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