S-TEC 3100 Granted STC Approval for Cessna 182, 210 and Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft
The latest fully functioning digital autopilot system from Genesys earns FAA authorization
Mineral Wells, TX (April 10, 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:
Cessna 210K through R models
Beechcraft Bonanza A35/36 series models.
Cessna 182 series
The 3100, a 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), just to name a few. The 3100 comes standard with traditional autopilot modes like lateral (GPS, VOR, LOC, HDG, LPV, FMS) and vertical (GPS, LPV, GS, VS, ALT) navigation. Understanding the need to be flexible in a mixed cockpit aftermarket, the 3100 also supports many 3rd party EFIS displays and has its own internal ADHRS should an EFIS not be installed.
“As the autopilot experts, we’ve been working on our new autopilot line for several years, and are extremely pleased to bring it to the Part 23 marketplace.” said Jamie Luster, Director of Sales and Marketing. “These airframes are just the first of many STCs that we have lined up this year. We should be adding new aircraft models to our STC list every 2-3 weeks.” Luster added.
Putting safety and protection first, when the S-TEC 3100 flight director is engaged the system constantly monitors the aircraft flight envelope. Should the pilot exceed the envelope, the system will give aural alerts until the situation is corrected. When the autopilot is engaged, the system will command the aircraft to remain to within the flight envelope.
Genesys is accepting POs for various aircraft models over and above those announced and the owner communities have responded by putting together group buys to ensure they are the first to receive this latest autopilot. Starting pricing for those with an existing S-TEC system is $9,995 and the full kit (2-axis) starts at $19,995.
Next on the 3100 STC roadmap are the:
- Piper PA-32
- Cessna 177
- Cessna 310, 320, 335, 340 and 340A
- Cessna P210
- Cessna 414, 421 and 425
- 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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