L-3 and Thomas Global Systems form alliance focused on upgrading cockpit displays

NBAA - LAS VEGAS, 19 Nov. 2015. L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) and Thomas Global Systems are  cooperatively developing CRT-to-LCD display upgrade products intended to mitigate CRT-related maintenance costs, downtime, and obsolescence issues, while providing a cost-effective growth path for cockpit upgrades.

Nov 19th, 2015
L-3 and Thomas Global Systems form alliance focused on upgrading cockpit displays
L-3 and Thomas Global Systems form alliance focused on upgrading cockpit displays

NBAA - LAS VEGAS, 19 Nov. 2015. L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) and Thomas Global Systems are cooperatively developing CRT-to-LCD display upgrade products intended to mitigate CRT-related maintenance costs, downtime, and obsolescence issues, while providing a cost-effective growth path for cockpit upgrades.

“L-3 is delighted to be working with Thomas Global, leveraging its CRT-to-LCD display conversion technology and growing commercial market presence,” explains Stuart Mullan, president of L-3 Aviation Products. “This agreement builds on our recent award from ATR to provide an LCD display upgrade for its 42/72 aircraft. The ATR program is a springboard for CRT-to-LCD upgrades on other aircraft platforms.”

L-3 Aviation Products President Stuart Mullan and Thomas Global Systems CEO Angus Hutchinson sign an alliance agreement to offer LCD upgrades to replace CRT displays in the cockpits of business and regional jets

“This agreement leverages the exceptional display experience of both Thomas and L-3, and builds on the launch of Thomas’ TFD-8601 display, which is designed to replace legacy CRT primary flight displays on corporate and regional aircraft.” says Thomas Global CEO Angus Hutchinson.

Thomas Global Systems designs, produces, and supports innovative electronic systems solutions for aerospace and defense applications, delivering expertise in avionics and defense electronics supported by dedicated service and support teams operating around the world.

L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP), a provider of commercial and military avionics, manufactures a diverse line of safety- and efficiency-enhancing products, including configurable voice and data recorders, collision avoidance systems, navigation products, display systems, and processors. L-3 AP also offers aftermarket services, including MRO, supply chain management, and integrated logistics support for commercial and military systems.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 45,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aerospace systems and national security solutions. L-3 is also a provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2014 sales of $12.1 billion.


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