BATTLE CREEK, MICH. - Duncan Aviation's Glass Box Project recently added the Pro Line/IDS solution for the Hawker 800 series. Pending certification, this first ever project was completed at Duncan Aviation's Battle Creek location and includes four Collins Pro Line 21/IDS 8x10-inch active-matrix LCDs. The LCDs will be used as Primary Flight Displays and Multi-Function Displays. Final STC certification is expected soon.
For the first time ever in a Pro Line 21/IDS retrofit solution, mechanical engine instruments were eliminated and the engine parameters are now displayed on the center Multi-Function displays. A newly fabricated one-piece panel allowed Duncan Aviation to install four displays instead of only three. Dual IFIS-5000 File Servers were also installed providing Electronic Charts, Graphical Satellite Weather, enhanced moving maps and electronic charts creating the path for a paperless cockpit. The RVSM approval was refreshed to include the altitude/vertical information on the LCDs. The Pro Line 21/IDS solution offers the future upgrade capabilities for planned WAAS and LPV approaches, enhanced vision technology and the recently announced ADS-B. The aircraft retained the existing Auto Pilot, Air Data Computers, and the reliable Pro Line II avionics.
Duncan Aviation leads the industry in LCD Technology certifications. This new Pro Line 21/IDS solution is a continuation of the Glass Box Project, Duncan Aviation's focused program to evaluate, install, and certify the best of the emerging "Glass Cockpit" retrofit technologies in select airframes. Other Glass Box Project upgrades include solutions from Honeywell, Rockwell Collins, and Universal Avionics products.
For more information, contact Dave Pleskac at 800.228.4277 or Ted Miller at 800.525.2376. More information can also be found at www.DuncanAviation.aero.
Duncan Aviation currently employs over 1,900 aviation experts worldwide. The company is headquartered in Lincoln, NE, and operates a major service centers in Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich. Other Duncan Aviation locations include 20 satellite avionics facilities located throughout the United States and Lincoln-based Parts Support Services, a division that sells and consigns corporate aviation parts to aircraft operators and service organizations worldwide.