NBAA 2015: Thomas Global Systems signs alliance agreement with L-3

Thomas Global Systems (Thomas Global) and L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) have entered an alliance agreement with a view to cooperating on the development of certain CRT-to-LCD display upgrade products.
t“L-3 is delighted to be working with Thomas Global, leveraging its CRT-to-LCD display conversion technology and growing commercial market presence,” commented Stuart Mullan, president of L-3 AP. “This agreement builds on our recent award from ATR to provide an LCD display upgrade for its 42/72 aircraft. The ATR programme is a springboard for CRT-to-LCD upgrades on other aircraft platforms.”ttAngus Hutchinson, CEO of Thomas Global, added, “This agreement leverages the exceptional display experience of both Thomas and L-3, and builds on the launch of Thomas’ TFD-8601 display, which is designed to replace legacy CRT primary flight displays on corporate and regional aircraft.”ttBoth companies suggest that replacing CRT with LCD displays will eliminate CRT-related maintenance costs, downtime and obsolescence issues, while providing a cost-effective growth path for cockpit upgrades.

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