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Genesys glass cockpit cleared for HAL Do228
A Genesys Aerosystems glass cockpit upgrade has been cleared for a Do228, delivered by Hindustan Aeronautics less than 13 months from contract award.
The IDU-680 displays provide HAL Do 228 operators with a revolutionary glass cockpit upgrade.

India-headquartered aerospace company Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) achieved clearance from the Indian certification agencies and has delivered a Do228 aircraft equipped with the Genesys Aerosystems glass cockpit upgrade less than 13 months from contract award.

The 19 seater Do228 aircraft is a highly adaptable, multi-purpose light transport aircraft that is used by the Indian Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and other foreign agencies. Upgrades include four IDU-680 cockpit displays, cabin mission station displays, multiple aircraft sensors and a full Engine Indication and Crew Alerting System (EICAS). The highly configurable IDU-680 interfaces with the existing legacy radios, autopilot and special mission cabin systems.

“The first flight was achieved in less than six months from programme kick off and clearance came just seven months after the first flight,” says director of business development Nick Bogner. “This achievement is a testament to the quality and hard work of the engineering and certification teams from both Genesys and HAL. Our offering of a technically compliant glass cockpit solution and the ability to meet an aggressive timeline is why HAL selected Genesys and Reliance Infrastructure for this programme. Our IDU-680 displays are versatile and are easily customised to support the mission profiles of the HAL Do 228.”

The IDU-680 is configurable and rugged. The Level-A certified Genesys IDU-680 EFIS displays feature a variety of PFD and MFD formats consisting of flight instruments, moving map, HSI, flight planner, traffic, terrain, weather radar, datalink, video, radio/audio management and engine displays. The IDU-680s displays also feature a built in Flight Management System and integrated Class-A TAWS (Terrain Awareness and Warning System). Genesys' OASIS (Open Architecture System Integration Symbology) platform offers the flexibility to display engine information, CAS messages and special mission equipment in formats that meet the requirements of the customer.

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