IRVINE, California and SYDNEY, Australia: Thomas Global Systems has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its TFD-7000 Series plug-and-play LCD flight displays for Boeing 757 and 767 cathode ray tube (CRT) equipped aircraft. It is the first EASA-approved retrofit of its kind for Boeing 757-200/300 and 767-200/300 aircraft.
The TFD-7000 Series delivers 757/767 flight decks with all the benefits of LCD technology and incorporates added functionality and capacity for current and emerging airspace requirements. Its inventive plug-and-play design enables cost-effective installation on overnights or even at the gate, without flight or maintenance crew retraining and with no changes to flight deck wiring, panels or simulators.
“The TFD-7000 Series LCD upgrade brings new life to 757/767 flight decks – in a practical and cost-effective way. In the current economic climate, we are particularly excited to be extending the plug-and-play benefits of the TFD-7000 Series to European operators – helping them to lower costs, increase display reliability and address critical CRT obsolescence,” Thomas Global’s COO, David Barnes, said.
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 LCDs are both interchangeable and intermixable with the existing legacy EDU-776/766 CRT displays and are fully compatible with the EFIP-701D/E Boeing symbol generators.
The TFD-7000 Series received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Standard Order (TSO) and Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approvals for Boeing 737/757/767 CRT-equipped aircraft in 2019, followed by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) STC validation approval achieved earlier this year. Delta Air Lines selected the TFD-7000 Series LCD solution to retrofit their Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft in late 2018.
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