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LCD flight display upgrade win for Aussie aerospace provides avenues for defence

Thomas Global's TFD-7000 flight displays have been selected by a major North American operator for installation in its fleets of Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft (Source supplied)

Thomas Globals TFD-7000 flight displays have been selected by a major North American operator for installation in its fleets of Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft. The new displays leverage Thomas Global’s pioneering Adaptive Display Architecture CRT-to-LCD technology.

The TFD-7000 Series displays are plug-and-play active matrix LCD replacements for legacy Rockwell Collins EDU-776C/D and EDU-766C/D cathode ray tube (CRT) displays installed in Boeing 757, 767 and 737 Classic flight decks. The new displays feature advanced growth capabilities to support a range of future functionality options, including technology transfer for defence applications given the increasing number of commercial aircraft platforms being modified to suit defence applications. 

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Angus Hutchinson, CEO of Thomas Global said, "The TFD-7000 Series has been designed to provide Boeing 757, 767 and 737 operators with significantly more reliable flight deck displays at a reduced cost, and to extend the life of existing flight decks. Thomas Global is doing everything we can to help operators equip with a state-of-the-art, cost-effective solution to CRT obsolescence." 

Developed with input from leading operators, the TFD-7000 Series displays significantly reduce maintenance costs compared with keeping the legacy CRT displays, and eliminate the obsolescence threat and last-time buy commitments associated with CRT technology.

In addition, the TFD-7000 Series helps operators to avoid more extensive and expensive full flight deck retrofits – while sustaining aircraft operations and meeting operational requirements. The new displays offer quick plug-and-play conversion, are fully interchangeable and intermixable with existing CRT displays and require no changes to flight deck wiring or panels and no crew retraining. 

"We are pleased to be rapidly growing the family of aircraft equipped with these new displays. The selection of TFD-7000 displays by a significant operator of Boeing 757s and 767s highlights the significant benefits offered by these new displays, including lower life cycle costs, greater reliability and growth capability – while also addressing critical CRT display obsolescence," Hutchinson said. 

Thomas Global products and solutions are used with confidence on platforms around the world, ranging from armoured vehicles to advanced aircraft, helping customers to maintain decision superiority and optimal effectiveness. Thomas Global delivers expertise in advanced flight displays, armored vehicle electronics and mission system solutions supported by dedicated service and support teams operating around the world. The company’s facilities are in Sydney, Australia and Irvine, California. 

LCD flight display upgrade win for Aussie aerospace provides avenues for defence
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