Thomas Global Systems has unveiled its latest flight display innovation, the TFD-4000 series flight display. The industry-first solution is designed for Bombardier CRJ Series and other Pro Line 4 flight decks and is a form-fit LCD upgrade for legacy Collins Aerospace EFD-4076 cathode ray tube (CRT) flight displays. A prominent North American regional airline has selected the TFD-4000 series for its CRJ Series fleet.
“The TFD-4000 series meets the call of regional jet operators for a practical, drop-in solution to critical CRT display obsolescence while enhancing system reliability and lowering operating costs. With CRT production for EFD-4076 displays already discontinued, Thomas Global is focused on supporting Bombardier CRJ Series and other Pro Line 4 flight decks for the long term, helping operators get the most out of their flight deck investment,” said David Barnes, Thomas Global’s President, and COO.
TFD-4000 series displays allow operators to cost-effectively resolve CRT obsolescence, avoid major flight deck modifications, significantly enhance display reliability, and lower lifecycle costs by combining high-performance AMLCD technology and a proven analog-to-digital (A-D) software core design. The TFD-4000 series displays integrate seamlessly into existing EFD-4076 Pro Line 4 architecture and Built-In Test Equipment (BITE), are interchangeable and intermixable with legacy EFD-4076 CRT displays and do not impact OEM display software Service Bulletins. The TFD-4000 series features flexibility and scalability to deliver additional functionality, while decreasing Size, Weight, Power, and Cost (SWaP-C).
Thomas Global’s innovative drop-in CRT-to-LCD flight display upgrades are already certified and available for Boeing 757, 767 and 737-C, Saab 340, EMB120, Dash 8, ATR 42/72, and a range of other commercials, business, and military aircraft.