Genesys partners with Airbus to introduce IFR capabilities for the H125
IFR is expected to be a popular choice in civil and special mission applications
Genesys Aerosystems has announced that it will work with Airbus Helicopters in the development of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) capabilities for the single-engine H125.
The Genesys Helicopter Suite to be certified will allow Airbus H125 operators expand the helicopter’s mission capabilities in all weather conditions. The avionics solution is composed of dual IDU-680 EFIS displays, Genesys VHF NAV/COM aircraft digital radio, Genesys IFR helicopter autopilot, dual redundant ADAHRS, dual GPS/FMS, and other equipment required to achieve IFR certification.
The DO-178C Level A, IFR certified, IDU-680 displays offer high-resolution LCD glass depicting 3D Synthetic Vision, Highway-In-The-Sky (HITS), Enhanced HTAWS terrain awareness, Integrated FMS, Hover Vector, and many more features.
The Supplemental Type Certificate project is scheduled for completion by the second half of 2024. Initially, the certified solution will be offered for Airbus factory-new H125 deliveries in North America with follow-on approvals expected in other countries, which allow single engine IFR operations.
“Genesys is excited to partner with Airbus to offer an avionics solution to the H125 that allows an affordable option for IFR operations,” said Jamie Luster, Genesys Aerosystems Director Sales and Marketing. “We expect the IFR option to be a popular choice in civil and special mission applications.”
Jérome Ronssin, Head of Light Helicopters Programs at Airbus Helicopters, added: “The H125 remains an unrivaled product thanks to its continuous improvements. This new IFR feature will expand the helicopter’s mission capabilities in all weather conditions especially for critical missions such as public services, including Law Enforcement and EMS, and enhanced training.
“The choice to partner with Genesys was made based on their extensive experience in designing state-of-the-art avionics and in particular their experience certifying platforms for IFR operations.”