Honeywell-authorized dealer, Pentastar
Aviation, has been awarded an Approved Model List (AML) STC for certification of
Honeywell’s DU-875 flight deck display upgrade on Global Express airframes.
The DU-875 is a form-fit plug-n-play LCD
upgrade that will replace the soon-to-be-obsolete CRT DU-870 CRT displays found
in older aircraft. Honeywell plans to discontinue product support and repair on
the DU-870 displays in the near future.
Pentastar’s AML STC eliminates the need for
modifications to the cockpit, and requires no changes to the existing aircraft
wiring or additional pilot training, which ensures limited aircraft downtime.
The AML will be expanded to include the following airframes also equipped with
Honeywell DU-870 displays: Citation X, Citation Bravo (550 model), Citation
Ultra/Encore/Excel (560 model), Falcon 900C/EX, which will be completed later
“The DU-875 is a low-risk upgrade allowing for
minimal aircraft downtime, has higher display reliability and resolves
obsolescence issues,” said Jesse Beard,
Pentastar Aviation’s Avionics and Engineering Manager. “There is also reduced
cost of ownership and a growth path to future technologies.”
The LCD display units, which can be replaced
individually or as a complete suite, provide a path to Elite and Advanced
features through additional software and hardware upgrades. In addition, the LCD
display is significantly lighter than the older display- providing weight
reduction and fuel savings.
For a limited time, Honeywell is offering a
$40,000 trade-in incentive per display replacement.