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Moog Upgrades UH-60L with Genesys Avionics Suite

Modernized Black Hawk Lima Model Being Delivered to Australian Customer

February 27, 2024 – Mineral Wells, TX – Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog company, announced today that it is working with XP Services, a Tullahoma, TN based company specializing in aircraft modernization and refurbishment, to add the UH-60L model to its Black Hawk Alpha model STC for Moog’s Genesys Avionics Suite. As part of the STC, the avionics suite will interface with GE -701D engines. STC completion is planned for Fall of 2024. The first two UH-60L aircraft will be supplied by Seaview Aviation located in Camarillo, CA for their contract deliveries to an Australian customer.


The Genesys Avionics Suite provides a fully modernized EFIS upgrade using IDU-680 smart displays replacing all standard analog gauges. Each IDU-680 features synthetic vision (SVS), built-in Flight Management System (FMS) for both navigation and communication radios, Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS), geo-referenced hover vector, and an interface to special mission systems using Genesys’ patented Open Architecture System Integration Symbology (OASIS) toolset. The dual GPS/SBAS navigation system supports all NexGen procedures, USCG search and rescue patterns, and user-defined precision approaches.  All engine instruments and master caution lights are replaced with quadruple redundant Engine Indication and Crew Alerting System (EICAS) display pages. The suite also replaces legacy gyros, which are prone to failure and costly to repair, with solid-state, lightweight, digital Attitude/Heading Reference System (AHRS).

“As the US Army releases more Lima models for civilian or foreign military use, Genesys wants to ensure operators are able to utilize fully modernized Black Hawks with a better return on their investment while increasing the aircraft’s operational life and mission effectiveness,” said Jamie Luster, Genesys’ Director of Sales and Marketing.


Coupled to the avionics suite will be a fully digital 4-axis IFR certified Genesys Helicopter Autopilot, which includes full automation from a single point hover to another single point hover for ultimate safety and pilot workload reduction.


The suite also offers the Genesys Digital Radio (GDR) Nav/Comm. The GDR features combined VOR, localizer, glideslope, and marker beacon navigation plus VHF and UHF communication options.


The fully integrated system offers dramatic reductions in cost, weight, maintenance, and pilot workload, while remaining customizable for special mission applications.


About Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Company

Genesys Aerosystems is a leading provider of integrated avionics systems for military and civil customers. Genesys Aerosystems’ avionics systems are offered individually and integrated to provide an entire cockpit solution. Its synthetic vision Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) revolutionized safety in low-level flight operations for both fixed-wing and helicopter aircraft makes and models. Genesys Aerosystems’ VFR and IFR approved autopilot solutions are certified and available on many fixed-wing and helicopter aircraft makes and models. For more information, visit


About Moog Inc.

Moog is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and systems integrator of high-performance precision motion and fluid controls and controls systems. Moog’s high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites, and space vehicles, launch vehicles, defense systems, missiles, automated industrial machinery, marine and medical equipment. Additional information about the Company can be found at



Jamie Luster, Genesys Aerosystems

Director, Sales and Marketing

(940) 654-0154


Kay Bostaph, Moog Aircraft

Marketing Communications Manager

(716) 687-7387