Genesys Glass Cockpit Takes Flight for Pilatus PC-7, Beechcraft T-6A STC, and Others
Mineral Wells, TX (February 07, 2023) – Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Inc. company, announced today that Genesys Aerosystems’ Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate application has been accepted by the FAA. The first aircraft equipped with the Genesys avionics suite and flown in support of the STC is a Pilatus PC-7 operated by Genesys. The AML STC allows additional similar aircraft, such as the Beechcraft T-6A (Model 3000), to be added upon completion of company ground and flight tests, with no additional involvement from the FAA.
The Genesys avionics suite covered by the STC is virtually identical to the system currently in the US Navy’s new TH-73 “Thrasher” training helicopter, the US Army’s Grob G-120TP trainers, the Aero L- 39NG jet trainer, as well as Colombian Air Force’s Embraer EMB-312 Tucanos, plus over 35 other military training and special mission fleets around the world.
The avionics suite consists of two large format flight displays per crew station, solid state sensors, aircraft radios, digital engine/systems monitoring, and an IFR approved autopilot. Each display in the suite includes Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS), Flight Management System (FMS), Engine Indication and Crew Alerting System (EICAS), digital flight recording, integrated voice warning system, and radio management resulting in dual redundancy for each pilot for all critical functions. The open-architecture hardware and software design facilitates future growth by allowing the end customer to integrate new devices and display symbology independently from Genesys Aerosystems.
“With proven FAA certification, Level-A software, and MIL-STD qualification, this system is ideal for military flight training applications,” says Genesys DER Test Pilot Chad Howard, who is conducting the flight testing. “The AML STC eliminates risk for adding additional models such as the Beech Model 3000 or other similar aircraft. With almost two decades of field service history globally, the symbology has been optimized for these missions, and the real Pilatus PC-7 Tandem Cockpit Example Genesys PC-7 Glass Cockpit Flight Test beauty is how fleet operators can create custom display symbology to meet their needs by themselves without affecting certification of the displays.”
The PC-7 installation was completed by long-time Genesys industry partner Borsight (Borsight.com) of Ogden, UT. The AML STC is expected to be issued by the FAA Spring 2023 upon completion of flight testing and the engineering data package, at which point the project aircraft will be used by Genesys for ongoing engineering and demonstration purposes.
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 solution. 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' VFR and IFR approved autopilot solutions are available for both fixed-wing and helicopter aircraft. With more than 1000 flying globally today, Genesys autopilots are certified and available on many aircraft makes and models.
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.
Jamie Luster, Genesys Aerosystems
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