LINCOLN, NEB — Duncan Aviation answers common questions about creating an HD-capable entertainment system for business aircraft, image quality, upgrade alternatives and equipment selection in its new field guide, “HD Cabin Entertainment Upgrades: Requirements, Upgrade Paths and Alternatives.”
“There is a lot of confusion about what is required to achieve HD image quality in the cabin,” says Chad Ostertag, Avionics Installation Sales Rep at Duncan Aviation’s Battle Creek, Mich., facility. “There’s more to it than adding HD monitors. This guide helps operators understand what’s involved so they can ask the right questions, develop a plan and ensure that the aircraft owner’s needs are met.”
Most operators don’t realize that several factors affect image quality in addition to the resolution of HD cabin displays and Blu-ray players. Compatibility, expandability, ease of troubleshooting and obsolescence for the current technology platform need to be considered before planning an HD upgrade.
“The HD conversation usually starts when an aircraft is already down for maintenance or other major event and a monitor requires replacement,” says Steve Elofson, Avionics Installation Sales Rep at Duncan Aviation’s Lincoln, Neb., facility. “Ideally, operators should start researching HD upgrade options at least six months in advance of a major airframe inspection or interior refurbishment to understand what options are available, how the systems work together and what will best match passenger expectations and the aircraft’s mission.”
Written by industry experts, the field guide addresses these topics and more, and includes comparison charts that illustrate factors that influence image quality. To download a free copy, please visit www.DuncanAviation.aero/fieldguides.
Meet field guide authors Steve Elofson and Justin Vena at Duncan Aviation booth #5580 at NBAA 2012 held Oct. 30-Nov. 1 in Orlando, Fla., or watch for announcements at www.DuncanAviation.aero/nbaa.
Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators and other service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems, full paint, interior and modification services and pre-owned aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has aircraft components and parts solutions experts available 24/7/365 at 800.228.1836 or 402.475.4125 (international) who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory/propeller repairs and overhauls.
Complete service facilities are located in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Battle Creek, Michigan. Additional locations include a growing facility in Provo, Utah, more than 20 satellite avionics facilities and eight engine Rapid Response Team launch offices strategically located for worldwide support.
For more information about any of Duncan Aviation’s services, call 1.402.475.2611 or visit www.DuncanAviation.aero.
It serves as a guide to owners and operators wishing to understand more deeply all that an aircraft Cabin Management System (CMS) entails.
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