S-TEC and Chelton Flight Systems acquired in management buyout

MINERAL WELLS, Texas – Genesys Aerosystems Group has acquired Chelton Flight Systems and S‐TEC Corporation, previously doing business as Cobham Avionics, from Cobham in a management buyout.

Genesys Aerosystems was formed by Roger Smith, president, and general manager of the two acquired companies, Rick Price and Gordon Pratt, co‐founders of Chelton Flight Systems, and Tammy Crawford, director of finance. Key customers include AgustaWestland, Airbus Military, Air Medical Group Holdings, Bell Helicopter, Carson Helicopters, Embraer, Grob Aircraft, Sikorsky, Textron AirLand, and commercial, military, and government fleets around the world.

Chelton Flight Systems, originally founded in 1997, developed the world’s first FAA‐certified synthetic vision flight display system and GPS/WAAS navigator and has become a leader in integrated cockpit avionics systems for special‐mission aircraft. Key technologies include synthetic vision with three-dimensional highway-in-the-sky navigation, integrated flight management and hazard alerting, and compact, ruggedized sensors. FAA‐approved for all classes of aircraft, the company’s customizable open‐architecture systems reduce integration costs and schedules for both OEM and retrofit applications, according to company officials. Chelton Flight Systems products have been certified on more than 700 different aircraft types.

S‐TEC Corporation, founded in 1978, offers a full line of autopilots for airplanes and helicopters. From low-cost analog wing levelers to sophisticated, digital, three-axis systems with Flight Director and envelope protection, S‐TEC has FAA certification for nearly 1,000 aircraft types and has delivered over 40,000 autopilot systems.

For more information: 817‐215‐7600 or Genesys‐Aerosystems.com

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