TEMPE, Ariz. – March 24, 2011 – StandardAero Business Aviation announced today that it has issued the first Supplemental Type Certification (STC) to replace aging Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) cockpit displays on Falcon 900C/EX aircraft with modern, state-of-the-art, Honeywell Primus Elite (DU-875) Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) displays. Today’s announcement effectively positions StandardAero Business Aviation for additional installations following an industry-leading install and Organization Design Authorization (ODA) process.
As developer and owner of the STC, StandardAero Business Aviation is the first maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider certified to perform the installation of Primus Elite on Falcon 900C/EX aircraft. The Primus Elite installation can be performed at any one of StandardAero’s four MRO facilities in Springfield, Ill., Augusta, Ga., Los Angles, and Houston Texas.
“StandardAero has had a long-standing, collaborative partnership with Honeywell in introducing new upgrades to the aviation market,” said Scott Taylor, Senior Vice President, Business Aviation, StandardAero. “With today’s announcement and our complement of other nose-to-tail MRO capabilities, StandardAero Business Aviation provides a single point of service, maximizing our customer’s aircraft availability through our ability to combine the upgrade in tandem with other aircraft maintenance events.”
Primus Elite’s functionality includes XM graphical weather, Jeppesen electronic charts and maps, and video displays through a cursor-driven, on-screen interface. The high-resolution graphics rendered by the Primus Elite displays are designed to support future features such as Honeywell’s SmartView™ synthetic vision system.
According to Jeremy Thomas, StandardAero’s Avionics Product Director, the close alignment with Honeywell on the development of this new STC results in numerous benefits to Falcon 900C/EX owners. “The new LCD displays enable operators to utilize the latest technology typically available only on newer aircraft. Replacing the existing five CRTs with five newly integrated LCD displays result in a modern flight deck,” said Thomas.