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Genesys, XP Developing a UH-60 Black Hawk Cockpit Upgrade

By Woodrow Bellamy III | March 22, 2018

IDU-680 EICAS display. Photo courtesy of Genesys Aerosystems

In a new partnership, Genesys Aerosystems and XP Services are developing a new integrated cockpit avionics package for the UH-60 Black Hawk, featuring four electronic flight information system (EFIS) displays with synthetic vision and a host of other capabilities.

According to Genesys, the upgrade includes the company’s Open Architecture System Integration Symbology (OASIS) and a customized engine indication and crew alerting system for the Black Hawk. The displays will also feature hover vector, and helicopter terrain awareness warning system capabilities.

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“The UH-60 is a rugged and reliable platform for military and special mission operators, but it needed an EFIS display that shared those same qualities,” said Rod Allison, president of XP Services, a developmental flight-testing company that provides aircraft modification, civil certification and military airworthiness qualification testing.

Nick Bogner, director of business development for Genesys Aerosystems, said the goal of its partnership with XP Services is to introduce a modernized UH-60 Black Hawk offering “at an attractive price point.”

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