Genesys Aerosystems has applied for an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of its Helicopter Stability Augmentation System (HeliSAS) and two-axis autopilot aboard Airbus EC120 Colibri light-turbine helicopters.
Genesys' director of sales and marketing, Jamie Luster, explained that the system has been created to reduce pilot workload, especially in light- to mid-size piston and turbine helicopters. The company said it has shipped its 600th HeliSAS and autopilot system to Robinson Helicopter for installation on a new R66 and currently has about 100 others more on order.
HeliSAS is currently approved for installation on the Airbus
) EC130 and A350 series, the Bell 206B, 206L and 407 models, and the Robinson R44 and R66.