Finmeccanica New AW109 Trekker Flies With Genesys Glass Cockpit
The new twin-engine, single-pilot IFR helicopter AgustaWestland AW109 Trekker uses a Genesys Aerosystems glass cockpit which is also used on the S-61T and Tucano, Scorpion and G-120TP aircraft
Genesys Aerosystems, March 02, 2016 - Mineral Wells, TX – Finmeccanica Helicopter Division’s new AgustaWestland AW109 Trekker has made its successful first flight with the Genesys Aerosystems glass cockpit.
The new twin-engine, single-pilot IFR helicopter is the latest in the proven AW109 legacy of helicopters.
The Genesys glass cockpit is already in service worldwide on the Sikorsky S-61T, Embraer Tucano, Textron Scorpion, and Grob G-120TP.
It features next-generation synthetic vision, Highway-in-the-Sky navigation, embedded TAWS and HTAWS, embedded FMS, integrated audio/radio management, built-in digital flight recorder, all Level-A software, and is MIL-STD NVIS ‘A’ & ‘B’ compatible.
“The Finmeccanica Helicopter Division and Genesys teams have worked extremely hard to achieve this milestone in a very short time,” says Ricardo Price, Vice President of Technology at Genesys Aerosystems. “The aircraft and avionics are performing extremely well.”
The Trekker avionics system includes three IDU-680 flight displays, dual VHF com, dual VHF nav, ADF, integrated radio management, dual audio controllers, radar altimeter, transponder with ADS-B out, helicopter TAWS, hover vector display, redundant flight management systems with GPS/SBAS, autopilot and stability augmentation system, and complete engine/systems monitoring. The IDU-680 has built-in interfaces for EO/IR sensors, DF, DME/TACAN, Datalink, and other special-mission equipment to easily accommodate future upgrades.
The 3D synthetic vision system from Genesys enhances safety, reduces pilot workload, increases flexibility, and lowers cost of ownership.
About Genesys Aerosystems: Genesys Aerosystems is a leading provider of integrated avionics systems for military and civil customers. Genesys Aerosystems' avionics systems can beoffered 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.
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