NBAA 2017: Esterline To Supply Synthetic Vision System Primary Flight Display for Honeywell Primus Elite
(NBAA 2017 – October 10, 2017) Esterline Avionics Systems has been selected by Honeywell Aerospace to supply the Synthetic Vision System Primary Flight Display (SVS PFD) for Honeywell’s Primus Elite® 875 / 885 Upgrade with Advanced Features.
Synthetic vision provides a 3-D color image of runways, terrain and obstacles, giving pilots a clear view of the virtual flight path. The increased level of situational awareness, which is particularly useful in unfamiliar locations, bad weather and at night, reduces errors as well as a pilot’s workload.
The SVS PFD for the Primus Elite® 875 / 885 Advanced Features has received ETSO approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency as well as airworthiness approval from the United States of America’s Federal Aviation Administration and the Brazilian Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil.
The upgrade is applicable to the Gulfstream IV / IV-SP / V, the Bombardier Global Express / XRS / 5000, the Embraer Legacy 600 / 650 / 650E, the Falcon 900 C/EX, the Cessna Citation X, and the Dornier 328.
The Primus Elite® 875 / 885 is a unique and specifically developed LCD for CRT form/fit display upgrade that provides improved safety, more efficient operations, and increased aircraft value. Primus Elite contributes to smarter and faster decision making, while reducing pilot workload through the incorporation of an upgraded graphical user interface with the available graphical information displayed in the pilot’s primary field of view.
Michel Potvin, president, Esterline Avionics Systems, said: “The selection of Esterline Avionics Systems to supply the SVS PFD is a continuation of our esteemed partnership with Honeywell Aerospace on the Primus Elite® 875 / 885 high-definition flight deck upgrade. Esterline is the supplier of the 875 / 885 display units which replace the CRT-based displays of the Primus 1000/2000/2000XP, SPZ-8400/8500, and selected SPZ 8000 Series Avionics Systems, with more than 2,500 displays delivered to date.”
Manufacturing over 8,000 avionics displays annually, Esterline Avionics Systems offers an unmatched variety of world-class avionics display capabilities and technologies, in sizes that range from 3ATI to 8” x 20”. The product portfolio features display head assemblies; video displays; smart displays, including multi-function displays and CRT to LCD upgrades; certified avionics computers as well as avionics software and application services.
About Esterline Avionics Systems
Esterline Avionics Systems (www.esterline.com/avionicssystems) has achieved an international reputation for innovation and excellence in the design and manufacture of advanced displays and CMC Electronics brand products for the military and commercial aviation markets. The company’s focus is on delivering innovative cockpit systems integration, avionics and display solutions to its customers worldwide.
About Esterline Corporation
Esterline Corporation is a leading worldwide supplier to the aerospace and defense industry specializing in three core areas: Advanced Materials; Avionics & Controls; and Sensors & Systems. With annual sales of approximately $2 billion, Esterline employs roughly 13,000 people worldwide.