Mineral Wells, TX (March 7, 2022) – Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Inc. company, announced today that it has started development of the 4th axis on the HeliSAS® Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System. The 4th axis brings Hover & Hold functionality as well as collective control to the highly-successful HeliSAS® product line.
The new functionality provides operators with an easy single-button access to enter the helicopter into a stable fixed-position hover and hold orientation for a hands-free operation to focus on other priorities. It also includes collective control to ensure proper speed inputs for all phases of flight.
“As part of the Moog Aircraft Segment, Genesys has been able to strengthen our research and development capability, and we are working together to bring 4th axis capability to the already full-featured HeliSAS® system” states Jamie Luster, Director of Sales and Marketing for Genesys Aerosystems.
Pricing for the 4-axis HeliSAS® will be announced at the completion of the certification and the issuance of the STC, which is expected by late 2023. HeliSAS will be available in the field through Genesys Aerosystems approved dealers and through existing partners such as Metro Aviation and XP Services on the EC145e and UH-60 respectively. Preorders can be submitted ahead of certification completion through authorized Genesys dealers.
About the HeliSAS®
HeliSAS® is a patented, lightweight, and affordable attitude-based autopilot and stability augmentation system. 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 will bring the helicopter back to a neutral attitude by simply 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 the Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS® system include:
• Automatic recovery to near-level flight attitude at all airspeeds
• Stability engagement throughout all phases of flight from startup to shut down
• 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
• 4th axis Hover and Hold Capability (expected 2023)
• Collective Control (expected 2023)
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.
We invite you to visit with Genesys Aerosystems and discuss its HeliSAS® Autopilot & SAS solution and more at HAI HeliExpo booth #5107, occurring March 8-10, 2022 in Dallas, TX.
Jamie Luster, Genesys Aerosystems
Director, Sales and Marketing
Kay Bostaph, Moog Aircraft Group
Marketing Communications Manager