Genesys Aerosystems Receives Pilatus PC-7 Trainer Aircraft FAA AML STC Project Approval
Mineral Wells, TX (October 13, 2022) – Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Inc. company, announced today that it has been assigned an FAA project number for an Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) on a Pilatus PC-7 aircraft. When completed, the AML STC will allow for addition of the Beech Model 3000 aircraft. Additionally, these aircraft are operated by the United States Air Force under the T-6A Texan II designation. The Genesys avionics being certified on these tandem-seat trainers includes Genesys Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) displays with integrated Flight Management System (FMS), Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS), military Head-Up Display (HUD) symbology, integrated digital flight recording, and a host of other features for tandem-seat training aircraft. The STC architecture also includes the Genesys Digital Radio (GDR™) software-definable integrated VHF & UHF Nav/Comm radio, ultra-compact sensors, engine/airframe indications, integrated radio management, and an integrated voice-warning master caution system. The high level of software-defined TSO functions dramatically reduces obsolescence associated with discrete electronic devices faced by trainer aircraft today.
The Genesys avionics system architecture aligns with the US Department of Defense (DoD) Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA), which provides operators with longterm sustainment and system growth capability without original manufacturer dependence. It also allows the operators to change or add new flight symbology to the displays without affecting their FAA TSO.
The initial installation is being accomplished in Genesys’ Pilatus PC-7, upon which the PC-9 and Beech Model 3000 are based. The STC is expected to be FAA approved by the Q1 2023.
“The similarity of the PC-7, Beech 3000, and T-6A Texan II models lend themselves ideally to an AML STC.” stated Dean Boston, Chief Certification Engineer. “This approach allows us to easily modify the design as needed to meet the T-6A’s unique requirements as well as a variety of similar trainer fleets around the world.
About Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Inc. Company
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.
About Moog Inc.
Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog’s high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, and marine and medical equipment. Additional information about the company can be found at www.moog.com.
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