IRVINE, California and SYDNEY, Australia: Thomas Global Systems has received FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization and Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval for its TFD-7000 Series plug-and-play LCD flight displays for Boeing 757 and Boeing 767 CRT-equipped aircraft.
These approvals allow Thomas Global to manufacture and deliver the TFD-7000 Series LCD solution to Boeing 757/767 operators, beginning with industry leader Delta Air Lines. Delta selected the TFD-7000 Series LCD solution to retrofit their Boeing 757 and Boeing 767 aircraft in late 2018.
“FAA approval of our TFD-7000 displays is a significant win for our company. It allows us to proceed with deliveries to Delta Air Lines, our B757/767 launch customer,” Thomas Global CEO, Angus Hutchinson said. “We greatly appreciate Delta, both as a highly regarded customer, and for their vital role in bringing our latest innovation to the industry.”
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 solutions will replace legacy Rockwell Collins 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 FAA B757/767 approvals achieved, Thomas Global is on plan to begin TFD-7000 Series deliveries to Delta Air Lines, Inc. beginning this month, while moving forward with an STC for Boeing 737-300/400/500 flight decks.
About Thomas Global Systems
Thomas Global Systems is an industry leader in the design, production and support of innovative electronic systems solutions for commercial aviation and defense applications. Since 1956, Thomas Global has consistently earned international recognition for practical innovation and dependability. Thomas Global leverages expertise in the design, manufacture, and maintenance of advanced flight deck displays and instruments, specialized mission-critical defense electronics and training solutions, supported by dedicated global service and support teams. The Company’s facilities are in Sydney, Australia and Irvine, California. Learn more at www.thomas-global.com