L3 Aviation Products Receives EASA Approval for EFI-650 Integrated Cockpit Display Retrofit on ATR 42/72 Regional Aircraft
ALPHARETTA, Ga., October 10, 2017 – L3 Aviation Products announced today that its EFI-650 cockpit display has been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for installation on ATR 42/72 regional turboprop aircraft. ATR has launched the EFI-650 retrofit program to replace Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) displays in its customers’ legacy aircraft. Deliveries are now underway.
The EFI-650 cockpit display is a new integrated Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Display (AMLCD) designed for regional and legacy corporate aircraft. A shipset of four displays saves approximately 20 pounds per cockpit and also requires 45 percent less power than aging CRTs during normal operation.
“We are pleased to help ATR offer its customers a superior product that will eliminate costly CRT repairs,” said Tony Nardone, President of L3 Aviation Products. “In addition to being a true plug-and-play replacement, the EFI-650 is twice as reliable as CRTs, with a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) that exceeds 25,000 hours.”
L3 Aviation Products recently received Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization and an Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) for the EFI-650. The display was developed as part of L3’s alliance with Thomas Global Systems and incorporates Thomas Global’s Adaptive Display Architecture™ display processing technology.
L3 Aviation Products is a provider of General Aviation (GA), commercial and military avionics. The company manufactures a diverse line of safety- and efficiency-enhancing products for next-generation requirements, including transponders, ADS-B systems, configurable voice and data recorders, collision avoidance systems, navigation products, display systems and processors. L3 Aviation Products also offers aftermarket services, including MRO and integrated performance-based logistics for military and commercial systems. To learn more about L3 Aviation Products, please visit www.L3aviationproducts.com.
Headquartered in New York City, L3 Technologies employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. The company reported 2016 sales of $10.5 billion. To learn more about L3, please visit the company’s website at www.L3T.com.
Founded in 1981, ATR is the world leader in the market for below-90-seat regional aircraft. Since its creation, ATR has sold over 1,500 aircraft. ATR aircraft equip the fleets of some 200 airlines in nearly 100 countries. ATR is an equal partnership between two major European aeronautics players, Airbus and Leonardo. Based in Toulouse, France, ATR is well-established worldwide with a large customer support and sales network, including Customer Service Centers, training centers and warehouses. For more information, please visit www.atr-aircraft.com.
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