The company’s manufacturing and quality management systems are approved
for the manufacture of autopilots for Robinson R44 helicopters

MINERAL WELLS, TX  (October 2, 2014) – Cool City Electronics, Inc., dba Cool City Avionics, a manufacturer of low cost, professional-grade automatic flight guidance and control systems and stability augmentation systems is pleased to announce that it has received FAA Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) for its family of six autopilots.

“This FAA PMA was issued only after an intensive FAA examination of our product design, manufacturing system and quality management system,” said Jim Irwin, President/CEO. “The PMA will allow us to bring the benefits of autopilots to thousands of R44 pilots around the world,” he added.

The new autopilot family, the first to be approved under the new FAA TSO-C198 and RTCA MOPS-325, includes the HAP-100 2-axis autopilot, the HAP-150 3-axis autopilot, the HFC-100 2-axis autopilot with SCAS, the HFC-150 3-axis autopilot with SCAS and the HFC-150-LE and HAP-150-LE that add an orbit mode specifically designed for law enforcement and electronics news gathering helicopters.

These new products are the first professional-grade, certified autopilots that are affordable for installation in small to medium-sized helicopters, with introductory prices ranging from $34,995 to $67,995, plus installation kit and installation.

Complete information about the new autopilots and other products is available on the company website at:

Cool City Avionics has been developing and flight testing its family of light weight, full function, professional-grade digital automatic flight guidance control systems, stability augmentation systems, and force trim systems since 2004. The company’s derivative flight control systems for airplanes are now in development with planned availability in 2015.

About Cool City Avionics

Cool City Avionics develops and manufactures modern, innovative automatic flight guidance and control systems (AFGCS) for helicopters and airplanes. Our management team has more than 300 years of experience in the design, development and manufacture of AFGCS products, many of which still retain a majority market share after almost 30 years. For more information about the company and its products, please visit:

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