L-3 and Thomas Global sign alliance agreement

Las Vegas, USA – L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) and Thomas Global announced today at NBAA that they have signed an alliance agreement to cooperate in the development of certain CRT-to-LCD display upgrade products that eliminate 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,” said 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.”

Angus Hutchinson, CEO of Thomas Global, added, “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.”.

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, we have built a global, industry-leading reputation for practical innovation and dependability. Working together as a partner of choice, we deliver expertise in avionics and defense electronics supported by dedicated service and support teams operating around the world. Learn more at www.thomas-global.com .

About L-3 Aviation Products

L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) is a leading provider of commercial and military avionics. L-3 AP manufactures a diverse line of safety- and efficiency-enhancing products that sets the standard for next-generation requirements, 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. To learn more about L-3 Aviation Products, please visit
www.L-3com.com/aviationproducts.

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 leading 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. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.

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