HINDUSTAN-228 aircraft to be integrated with S-TEC 4000R Autopilot
MINERAL WELLS, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Inc. company (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) –announced that it has been selected by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) for its HINDUSTAN-228 aircraft to provide the S-TEC 4000R Autopilot product.
The S-TEC 4000R Autopilot integrates seamlessly with the existing Genesys cockpit on the aircraft today. It adds additional advanced functions not previously available in the HAL manufactured commuter aircraft fleet, expanding its mission profile and increasing operational safety. These features include:
- Vertical Navigation (VNAV)
- Envelope Protection and Alerting
- Straight and Level Recovery Mode
- Search and Rescue capabilities
- Plus, many others
HAL’s efforts with the S-TEC 4000R autopilot system will introduce the latest digital autopilot system on the HINDUSTAN-228 platform and will add additional features like VNAV capability & enhanced safety to HINDUSTAN-228 aircraft. The program will also include more than 20 years of additional support to the platform.
“We are pleased to partner with HAL to equip the HINDUSTAN-228 aircraft with expanded operational capabilities found in the S-TEC 4000R system,” said Nick Bogner, Director of Business Development for Genesys Aerosystems. “Additionally, HAL will benefit from high reliability and long-term support for their customers.”
About the S-TEC 4000R Autopilot
The S-TEC 4000R is an advanced digital, three-axis, attitude based, remote mounted flight control system designed for Class 4, Part 23, aircraft. The 4000R introduces new technology and features over existing S-TEC autopilots such as envelope protection, Straight and Level mode, integrated Yaw Damper and can drive up to 6 servos. The S-TEC 4000R has a separate flight guidance computer (FGC) and mode control panel (MCP) for maximum flexibility in location of avionics LRU’s within aircraft facing space constraints. The MCP consists of buttons to allow the pilot to control the selected autopilot mode. Setting values and displaying the autopilot mode is controlled by the Genesys EFIS display.
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. 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 and heavy. 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.
About Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is an Indian state-owned aerospace and defense company, headquartered in Bengaluru, India. Established in the year 1940, HAL is one of the oldest and largest aerospace and defense manufacturers in the world today. HAL is currently involved in designing and manufacturing of fighter jets, helicopters, jet engine and marine gas turbine engine, avionics, software development, spare supply, overhauling and upgrading of aircraft. Transport Aircraft Division of HAL at Kanpur India is making Hindustan-228, a 19 Seat Commuter Aircraft for regional air connectivity in civil aerospace.
Jamie Luster, Genesys Aerosystems
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