IRVINE, California and SYDNEY, Australia: Wayne, Pennsylvania-based Eastern Airlines has chosen Thomas Global’s TFD-7000 Series plug-and-play LCD flight deck displays for its Boeing 767 fleet. Deliveries to Eastern Airlines are underway.
TFD-7000 Series displays offer a lighter, more reliable, and cost-effective replacement for legacy CRTs, with added functionality and capacity for current and emerging airspace requirements. Thomas Global’s innovative plug-and-play LCD technology enables installation on overnights or at the gate, with no flight or maintenance crew retraining required.
“The TFD-7000 Series is the optimum solution to modernize our 767 flight displays without major flight deck modifications, aircraft downtime or crew retraining,” said Eastern Airlines Vice President, Maintenance & Engineering, Eric Couvreur. “Further, the TFD-7000 provides a practical solution to our issues around CRT obsolescence, while achieving significantly greater display system reliability.”
“We highly appreciate being selected by Eastern Airlines to upgrade its Boeing 767 flight displays,” said David Barnes, Chief Operating Officer for Thomas Global. “The TFD-7000 Series LCD solution will ensure Eastern Airlines has the display technology needed to keep its 767 flight decks flying efficiently into the future.”
The TFD-7076/7066 plug-and-play LCD solutions replace legacy Collins Aerospace EDU-776/766 CRT displays currently installed on Boeing 757, 767, and 737 Classic flight decks. The TFD-7076/7066 LCD displays are both interchangeable and intermixable with the existing legacy EDU-776/766 CRT displays and require no changes to flight deck wiring, panels or flight simulators.
The TFD-7000 Series received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Standard Order (TSO) and Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approvals for Boeing 757, 767 and 737 CRT-equipped aircraft in 2019, followed by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) STC validation approval achieved earlier this year. Earlier this month, Thomas Global received an STC from the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA), with further international approvals in process with multiple foreign regulators.
About Thomas Global Systems
Thomas Global is an industry leader in the design, production and support of innovative electronic systems solutions for aerospace and defense applications. Since 1956, the Company has gained international recognition for practical innovation and dependability. Thomas Global delivers expertise in avionics, armored vehicle electronics and mission system solutions supported by dedicated service and support teams operating around the world. The Company’s facilities are in Irvine, California and Sydney, Australia.