Autopilot manufacturer Genesys Aerosystems is partnering with avionics installation and engineering firm JetTech to develop new supplemental type certificates (STCs) for Cessna Citations. The first STC will cover the Citation S550, Encore, Ultra, and V.
The S-TEC 5000 is a digital attitude-based autopilot that integrates with modern avionics displays and flight management systems to offer features that include straight-and-level recovery, envelope protection and alerting, precision approaches, coupled missed approaches, and additional autopilot modes and functions. S-TEC autopilots are installed in many airplane and helicopter models, but this will be the company’s first Part 25 retrofit application.
“We recognize that autopilots in this segment of the market are becoming obsolete and expensive to maintain,” said Jamie Luster, director of sales and marketing for Genesys. “Not only are we offering enhanced capabilities with this upgrade but also recurring cost savings with new technology and a two-year warranty.”
Genesys (Booth 565) is owned by aerospace flight control and control component manufacturer Moog. In addition to fixed-wing autopilots, Genesys offers a line of HeliSAS helicopter stability augmentation system autopilots.