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Genesys Aerosystems Surpasses 1,500 Autopilot Certifications

Includes 1,000+ FAA STCs For Its S-TEC Line of Autopilot Systems Covering Most Aircraft Makes & Models, Plus Nearly 500 International Certifications.

Mineral Wells, TX – Genesys Aerosystems announced today that it has surpassed 1,500 FAA and international Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for its S-TEC line of autopilot systems, covering nearly every make and model of General Aviation (GA) airplanes and helicopters and about half of all US autopilot certifications issued.

With more than 1,040 certifications issued for its autopilot systems since its first Model 60 single-axis system was certified on a V-35 V-tail Beechcraft Bonanza in 1980, Genesys autopilots are the clear market leader with 49% of all FAA autopilot certifications. Genesys also holds nearly 490 autopilot certifications from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and other regulatory bodies worldwide.

"After nearly 35 years of developing, certifying and supporting autopilot systems worldwide it's interesting to see how GA autopilots have evolved from relatively simple single-axis wing-levelers to today's sophisticated three-axis Flight Director and envelope protection systems," said Genesys Aerosystems CEO Roger Smith.

"What were once considered exotic, high-end enhancements are now essential tools to improve the safety, precision and enjoyment of flying GA aircraft. We're continuing that record of innovation with our HeliSASO helicopter stabilization systems and other digital flight control products."

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 and heavy. For more information, visit

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