Genesys Aerosystems Advanced IDU-680 Integrated Cockpit Selected by MD Helicopters as Standard Aboard the MD 902 Explorer

March 6, 2017
The open architecture of the Genesys IDUs was instrumental in ensuring that all the various avionics could be harmoniously integrated without the need for additional hardware

Dallas, TX (March 06, 2017) –– Representatives of Genesys Aerosystems announced today that MD Helicopters has selected the company’s new-generation Integrated Display Units (IDUs) as standard aboard the twin-engine, MD 902 Explorer helicopter.

“We are extremely excited and proud that MD Helicopters has selected our integrated display units for the MD 902 Explorer,” stated the company’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Jamie Luster. “We believe that our technology and ability to provide unique solutions to MD Helicopters will help them achieve even greater success for the MD 902 in the growing global market for VVIP and special mission helicopters.”

“We are thrilled to be partnered with Genesys Aerosystems for our twin-engine glass cockpit initiatives,” said Craig Kitchen, Chief Commercial Officer for MD Helicopters. “The Genesys team has developed a highly-capable, customizable solution that will provide a tremendous leap forward in technology for us, and enhanced accessibility to critical data for our operators.”

“Along with providing the three-IDU configuration, our engineering team was also tasked with integrating a turn-key solution for all of the aircraft’s other cockpit systems, including dual GPS WAAS, ADS-B, remote LRUs for the radios, radar altimeter, and the data acquisition units for the display of engine information and warnings,” Luster said. “This is an extremely sophisticated IFR-capable cockpit, which is the perfect complement for a very capable multi-role, all-weather helicopter like the MD 902.”

“The open architecture of the Genesys IDUs was instrumental in ensuring that all the various avionics could be harmoniously integrated without the need for additional hardware,” she continued. “In addition, the flexibility of the system’s software will enable operators to easily add the next-generation of upgrades and enhancements, which protects the operator’s long-term investment.”

About the Genesys Aerosystems Integrated IDU-680 EFIS/EICAS/MFD system aboard the MD 902 Explorer:

• Three IDU-680, 6” x 8” High-Resolution LCD Displays

• Automatic or Manual Revisionary Modes

• 3D Synthetic Vision

• Highway-In-The-Sky (HITS) Navigation

• Geo-Referenced Hover Vector

• Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (H-TAWS)

• Night Vision A&B Capabilities

• Weather Radar Integration

• Integrated ADS-B Traffic Display

• Engine Instrument Crew Advisory System (EICAS)

• Data Acquisition Units for Custom Engine Monitoring

• Flight Data Recording

• Graphical FMS/VHF Navigation

• Moving Map

• And more.

The Genesys Aerosystems IDU-680, along with all of the company’s new-generation avionics will be on display in the Genesys booth (#8606) during HAI Heli-EXPO. For information or to arrange an appointment, please contact Jamie Luster at:

About the MD 902 Explorer helicopter:

The MD 902 Explorer is a multipurpose twin-engine helicopter that sets the standard in performance, affordability, dependability and safety for light, medium-twin engine helicopters. Perfectly suited for a variety of roles – including VVIP/passenger transport, emergency medical services and utility missions – the eight-place, twin-engine helicopter features Pratt & Whitney PW207E engines, a large composite cabin with sliding doors on each side for effortless ingress/egress, and MD Helicopters-exclusive NOTAR® anti-torque system, which improves safety, reduces pilot workload, and gives the MD 902 a major reduction in its noise signature making it very community-friendly. With operators in every market segment, the MD 902 Explorer couples high-performance with low direct operating costs to rise above the rest.

About MD Helicopters, Inc. MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), a woman-owned small business, is a leading manufacturer of commercial, military, law enforcement and air-rescue helicopters. The MDHI family of rotorcraft is world renowned for its value, versatility and performance and includes the twin-engine MD 902 Explorer, the MD 530F Cayuse Warrior Light Scout Attack Helicopter, the new MD 530G Attack Helicopter, and a single-engine commercial fleet that includes the MD 600N, MD 520N, MD 500E and MD 530F. The innovative NOTAR® for anti-torque control with no tail rotor – a key feature of the MD 902, MD 600N and MD 520N is used exclusively by MD Helicopters to provider safer, quieter performance and confined-area access capability. For more information about MDHI, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin, or visit

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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 or heavy. For more information, visit: