S-TEC 3100 Granted STC Approval for Cessna 177
Genesys grows STC list for its advanced digital autopilot
Mineral Wells, TX (June 05, 2018) –– Genesys Aerosystems, leading manufacturer of autopilots and stability augmentation systems for fixed and rotary wing aircraft, announces today that it has earned FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval of the S-TEC 3100 on the Cessna 177, and will begin shipping this month.
Already certified on the Cessna 210, Cessna 182 and Beechcraft Bonanza A35/36 models, the S-TEC 3100 2-axis digital autopilot (3-axis available on some models) brings enhanced features such as automatic trim, envelope protection and alerting, one button straight and level recovery, indicated airspeed hold and altitude preselect (requires baro input) and many others. Understanding the need to be flexible in the mixed cockpit aftermarket, the 3100 also supports many 3rd party EFIS displays and has its own internal ADHRS should an EFIS not be installed.
“The initial feedback from owners installing the S-TEC 3100 has been very positive. Our dealers also appreciate the ease of installation. Everything in our installation kit is included, dealers just provide the labor and wires.” said Jamie Luster, Director of Sales and Marketing.
For customers interested in upgrading from an existing S-TEC system, pricing starts at $9,995. The full S-TEC 3100 system (2-axis w/trim) retails for $19,995. Any customer that submits a Purchase Order to their dealer ahead of the STC issuance for their airframe, will receive a 2-year warranty on their existing S-TEC servos, regardless of age and condition. New systems will come with a 3-year factory warranty.
“We’ve also seen incredible support from owner groups. Many have approached us with a group of owners ready to buy the latest digital autopilot and we are happy to move the airframe up in the priority list.” Luster added.
Next on the 3100 STC roadmap are the:
- Cessna P210
- Cessna 310, 320, 335, 340 and 340A
- Cessna 414, 421 and 425
- Piper PA-32 series
- Piper PA-46 series
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: www.genesys-aerosystems.com.
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