The certification covers both two-axis and three-axis configurations. It follows similar approvals for the system’s installation on the Bell 505 by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), and the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC).
Genesys has confirmed that orders can now be placed, either via the Bell factory for new aircraft, or with approved Genesys dealers for retrofit.
“We are thrilled to accept EASA type certification of Genesys Autopilot in the Bell 505,” said Duncan Van De Velde, Genesys Aerosystems’ Managing Director for Europe. “The autopilot kit is useful for pilots because it enhances safety and eases pilot workload. Any fielded Bell 505 in Europe can now be retrofitted with Genesys’ system, and we look forward to meeting our customers’ needs.”
Genesys Aerosystems was purchased by Moog in December 2020, and now operates as part of the aerospace company’s Aircraft Controls division.