GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 17 Sept. 2015. L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) is launching its GENESIS ESI-500 electronic standby instrument (ESI) designed specifically for Class I, II, and III Part 23 aircraft and Part 27 helicopters. L-3’s ESI-500 boasts a three-inch display with synthethic vision (SynVis), obstacles, terrain alerting, and navigation, and is compatible with existing NAV and GPS equipment for ease of installation and interconnectivity.
The GENESIS ESI-500 features a high-resolution, 24-bit color display for the presentation of altitude, attitude, airspeed, aircraft track, vertical speed, airspeed awareness cues, and slip/skid information. An internal battery powers the unit in the event of a panel power failure. The scalable ESI-500 has numerous display options, including SynVis, navigation, terrain alerting, obstacles, metric altitude, vertical speed, and heading. The unit can be configured per aircraft performance specifications to include an airspeed awareness band highlighting VNE and VMO cues.
“L-3’s GENESIS ESI-500 is an advanced standby system for the piston, turboprop, and light jet markets,” says Larry Riddle, L-3 Aviation Products vice president of marketing and sales for general aviation. “Its feature set and price range are exactly what smaller airplane and helicopter owners have been waiting for.
“When pilots view the vibrant display, they’ll be impressed by the amount of data that is available in this class of standby,” Riddle adds. “L-3’s 40 years of standby technology and experience culminate in the GENESIS ESI-500.”
L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) is a provider of commercial and military avionics, including ADS-B technologies, standby systems, transponders, voice and data recorders, collision avoidance systems, navigation products, display systems, and processors.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 45,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aerospace systems and national security solutions, as well as a provider of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms.
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