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Enstrom Selects Genesys Helicopter Autopilot for Enstrom 480B

February 27, 2024 – Mineral Wells, TX – Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog company, announced today that it is working with Enstrom Helicopter Corporation to install and certify the latest generation Genesys Helicopter Autopilot in the Enstrom 480B. The 3-axis VFR autopilot is scheduled for completion and availability for OEM factory fit and aftermarket retrofit by the end of 2024. Interested customers can have the autopilot installed by Enstrom or at select Genesys dealers. 

"We pride ourselves in being customer-focused, so we are excited to work with Enstrom to offer the industry standard for helicopter autopilots to its customer base. This will provide significant improvements in aircraft safety, operational improvements, and mission effectiveness" said Jamie Luster, Genesys’ Director of Sales and Marketing. 

“I was able to test fly the prototype installation recently,” commented Dennis Martin, Enstrom’s Chief Commercial Officer. “We were highly impressed. It flew the helicopter very well and has advanced functionality. The 480B is already very stable, but the stability augmentation system takes it to a whole new level. What really stood out was the safety advantages it provides with features like auto-recovery and the ability to shoot fully coupled approaches. It’s a game changer!”

About The Genesys Helicopter Autopilot

The Genesys Helicopter Autopilot is the next generation of patented, lightweight, and affordable attitude-based autopilots. The workload-reducing autopilot incorporates modes such as heading, navigation, approach, vertical speed, indicated speed, and altitude hold. Designed to be on all the time, the Stability Augmentation System (SAS) will bring the helicopter back to a neutral attitude by easing the forces applied or simply letting go of the cyclic should the pilot become incapacitated, spatially disoriented, or lose visual references. In addition to the crucial SAS abilities, the system features over-speed and under-speed envelope protection, keeping pilots and occupants safely in the flight envelope while the autopilot is on.

Key features of Genesys Helicopter Autopilots include:

  • Automatic recovery to near-level flight attitude at all airspeeds
  • Stability engagement throughout all phases of flight from startup to shutdown 
  • Autopilot Pitch Control – Altitude Hold, IAS Hold, VS HOLD, GS
  • Autopilot Roll Control – HDG Hold, NAV, LOC, VOR
  • Optional YAW control
  • Over-Speed and Under-Speed Protection

About Enstrom Helicopter Corporation
From Rudy Enstrom’s early designs in 1943 to initial testing in a Michigan Quarry in 1957 to aircraft operating on six continents, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has maintained a reputation for safety, value and performance. Based in Menominee, Michigan and proudly made in the United States, Enstrom has a rich history for design innovation. The goal is to provide helicopters to the customer’s exact specification and deliver support and maintenance worldwide.

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 www.genesys-aerosystems.com.

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 www.moog.com.

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