March 24, 2020 – Irvine, California and Sydney Australia: Thomas Global Systems has achieved another regulatory certification milestone with receipt of Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its TFD-7000 Series plug-and-play LCD flight displays for Boeing 737/757/767 CRT-equipped aircraft.
Transport Canada approval of the TFD-7000 Series follows FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization for Boeing 737/757/767 aircraft in July of 2019, and FAA STC approvals for Boeing 757/767 and 737-3/4/500 aircraft in July and October of last year, respectively. The TFD-7000 LCD solution is currently being installed in the U.S. on all three Boeing fleet types.
“We are pleased to have completed our next milestone in providing a practical and high-performance LCD retrofit to our customers seeking solutions for CRT obsolescence and maintenance challenges,” Thomas Global CEO, Angus Hutchinson said. “Transport Canada validation of the TFD-7000 Series FAA approvals is an important step forward in expanding the availability of our plug-and-play LCD solution for Boeing 757/767 and 737 classic operators globally.”
TFD-7000 Series displays offer a lighter, more reliable, and lower lifecycle cost replacement for legacy CRTs, with added functionality and capacity for current and emerging airspace requirements. Its inventive plug-and-play design enables cost-effective installation on overnights or at the gate, with no flight or maintenance crew retraining required.
The TFD-7076/7066 plug-and-play LCD solution replaces 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 are fully compatible with the EFIP-701 and EAP-701/3 Boeing symbol generators.
With Transport Canada 737/757/767 STC approval achieved, Thomas Global is proceeding with validation of FAA approvals with the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) and other 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 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.