Thomas Global’s TFD-8601 Cockpit Display now certified for Dassault Falcon 50

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Thomas Global Systems' TFD-8601 AMLCD cockpit display has received a Federal Aviation Administration supplemental type certificate (STC) for installation in Dassault Falcon 50 aircraft.

The TFD-8601 cockpit display is a pioneering plug-and-play, Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Display (AMLCD) replacement for aging cathode ray tube (CRT) displays installed in a variety of regional, business and military aircraft. A shipset of four displays saves over 12 pounds per cockpit and requires 70 per cent less power than aging CRTs during normal operation.

“This plug-and-play display upgrade immediately readies the aircraft for the future - a practical solution to CRT obsolescence with a built-in growth path for additional functionality to ensure capability and compliance,” said Robert Riede, Director, Commercial for Thomas Global. “In addition, there are tremendous operational benefits gained when updating flight decks with TFD-8601 displays - including improved reliability and reduced costs, with lower weight, less heat and reduced power consumption.”

TFD-8601 installation can be completed quickly, with no changes to existing cockpit panels or wiring, and no crew retraining or changes to flight simulators - minimizing disruption to aircraft operations. The display, incorporating Thomas Global’s Adaptive Display Architecture™ display processing technology, is already certified on a range of regional and business aircraft including Saab 340B and Embraer EMB 120.

The TFD-8601 cockpit display was developed in partnership with Regional Express (Rex), one of the world’s leading regional airlines and the world’s largest operator of Saab 340 aircraft.

BlueSky Business Aviation News | 9th November 2017 | Issue #438