Genesys Aerosystems Announces Commercial Availability of HeliSAS® Stabilization & Autopilot System For Robinson R44 Helicopters
Mineral Wells, TX, July 28, 2014 – Genesys Aerosystems announced today that its HeliSAS Helicopter Stability Augmentation System and Autopilot is available for ordering for retrofit installation in Robinson R44 series helicopters.
The compact, lightweight HeliSAS system is designed to reduce pilot workload while providing precise control during all modes of flight, regardless of wind conditions or shifts in weight. The attitude stabilization and force feel features enhance handling characteristics and mitigate inadvertent cyclic control inputs that could result in dangerous attitudes. The HeliSAS system’s two-axis autopilot allows for Heading and NAV hold as well as vertical speed (VS) and Altitude hold.
The system is designed to be operating during all phases of flight so it can maintain or recover a neutral attitude automatically when the pilot releases the cyclic to tend to other cockpit duties. The pilot resumes full control simply through normal cyclic handling.
“HeliSAS is an invaluable tool for improving the safety, precision and flight crew effectiveness. Once helicopter pilots fly with it the first time they immediately see the benefits,” said Jamie Luster, Director of Sales and Marketing. “It was initially designed for the Robinson platform and we are excited about extending the HeliSAS safety benefits to the Robinson community.”
In addition to the R44 series the HeliSAS system is certified for installation on Bell 206B, 206L and 407 helicopters as well as Eurocopter EC130 and AS350 aircraft.
HeliSAS for the Robinson R44 series is priced at $40,752 for SAS only and $50,279 for SAS with 2-axis autopilot with deliveries planned in Q4 2014.
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 and heavy. For more information, visit www.genesys-aerosystems.com.