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Genesys digital radios earn FAA approval

The Genesys Digital Radio. Image courtesy of Genesys Aerosystems. The GDR line is “a family of 11 remote-mounted, software-definable radios that feature combined VOR/localizer/glideslope, marker beacon, VHF communication with a frequency range of up to 118-156 MHz, and optional embedded UHF 225-400MHz capabilities,” the company said in a news release. The new Genesys Digital Radio interfaces with other Genesys flight instruments. Image courtesy of Genesys Aerospace.

GDR radios are designed to interface with a host controller/display including the Genesys IDU-680 EFIS via RS-232 or ARINC-429 serial interfaces, Genesys Aerosystems, of Mineral Wells, Texas, said in the November 10 announcement.

“The GDR radio line offers unprecedented capabilities in a compact, lightweight package,” said Gordon Pratt, Genesys Aerosystems vice president of business development. “With legacy radios becoming challenging to repair or costly to replace, a radio solution like our GDR will be popular among new aircraft manufacturers and operators looking for options to keep their fleets flying.”

The GDR can operate up to 55,000 feet and between minus 55 degrees C and 70 degrees C, and “meets the most demanding helicopter environmental requirements.” It has selectable frequency spacing between 8.33 kHz and 25 kHz, making the GDR a solution for operators worldwide, Genesys Aerosystems said.

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