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Thomas Global Systems to supply more Boeing aircraft types

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Aircraft flight deck equipment manufacturer Thomas Global Systems has received European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for its TFD-7000 Series plug-and-play LCD flight displays (pictured), to replace cathode ray tube (CRT) equipment in Boeing 737 aircraft.

This latest certification adds to the Sydney company’s TFD-7000 Series approvals for Boeing 757-200/300 and 767-200/300 aircraft, and earlier approvals from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB).

The TFD-7000 is a drop-in retrofit that adds functionality and growth capacity for emerging airspace requirements while avoiding a major flight deck modification.

Thomas Global’s COO David Barnes said: “The TFD-7000 delivers high-performance AMLCD technology with a platform for growth in a practical and efficient plug-and-play design.

“(It enables) operators, and now those in Europe, to cost-effectively address CRT obsolescence, reduce costs, and improve reliability for their Boeing 737 CRT-equipped flight decks.”

The TFD-7076/7066 is installable on overnights stop-overs, and require no flight or maintenance crew retraining.

Thomas Global was founded in 1956 as a television CRT manufacturer, later supplying CRT assemblies for the F/A-18 and Seahawk helicopter programmes.

With operations in Sydney and Irvine, California, it has since developed capabilities in LCD flight deck displays and instruments, and specialized mission-critical defence electronics including those for armoured vehicles.

Picture: Thomas Global Systems

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