Bombardier Aerospace First OEM to Win Installation Approval for Honeywell Primus Elite LCD Cockpit Upgrade on Global 5000, Global Express and Global Express XRS Aircraft
May 4, 2010 — Montréal
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it is the first OEM to receive a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), in conjunction with Honeywell, to install Primus Elite DU-875 Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) upgrades for Global 5000, Global Express and Global Express XRS aircraft. The new STC system is now available for in-service Global aircraft customers and will also be offered as an option on new aircraft.
The Honeywell Primus Elite flight deck will initially include XM® graphical weather, Jeppesen® electronic charts and maps, video playback capability and high resolution LCD displays through a cursor-driven, on-screen interface. The high-resolution graphics rendered by the Primus Elite displays will be capable of displaying Honeywell’s SmartView™ synthetic vision system, which is planned for future certification.
“This upgrade will be very beneficial to Global aircraft operators,” said Tom Manderson, Test Pilot, Bombardier Aerospace, who assisted in the validation of the STC at Bombardier’s Dallas Service Centre. “I was impressed by the crispness of the displayed image, and the graphical weather map features will provide enhanced situational awareness to flight crews,” he added.
“Global Express aircraft equipped with Primus Elite will require no cockpit panel modifications, limited wiring changes and no additional pilot training, saving the operator acquisition and maintenance costs,” said Chad Cundiff, Vice President of Crew Interface Products, Honeywell Aerospace. “This upgrade will enhance the flight capability of Global aircraft, allowing them to take advantage of new capabilities being added to today’s and future international flight environments.”
Installation requires approximately three weeks of downtime and can be performed at Bombardier’s Business Aircraft Service Centres in Dallas, Texas, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Hartford, Connecticut and Tucson, Arizona, as well as at Bombardier Authorized Service Facilities for Global aircraft.
Bombardier Service Centre Network
Bombardier’s nine Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Service Centres have extensive capabilities to accommodate aircraft maintenance, refurbishment and modification for business and commercial aircraft. Bombardier-trained technicians deliver a complete range of after-sale services, from scheduled maintenance, inspections and refurbishment to fly-in repairs, mobile repair parties and Aircraft-On-Ground (AOG) support. Bombardier’s Service Centres are also complemented by an extensive network of 46 Authorized Service Facilities (ASF) and Line Maintenance Facilities (LMF) located in 21 countries and six continents around the world. This combined coverage gives Bombardier operators access to one of the most comprehensive service and maintenance networks in the industry.
Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Honeywell’s aerospace business is a leading global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space and airport operations. Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2010, were $19.4 billion, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.
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Bombardier, Global, Global Express, Global Express XRS and Global 5000 are either registered or unregistered trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.
XM® is a registered trademark of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries.
Jeppesen® is a registered trademark of Jeppesen Sandersen, Inc.
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