Paris Air Show

Paris 2011: ENAC Picks Daher-Socata for TB 20 Upgrades

 - June 21, 2011, 1:41 AM

Daher-Socata (Hall 2B C186, Static C63) has been selected by ENAC (Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile), France’s national aviation school, for the avionics modernization of 37 Daher-Socata TB 20 Trinidad light aircraft in the ENAC training fleet.

The upgrade contract was signed yesterday at the Paris Air Show and includes installation of a Garmin G500 integrated avionics suite, two GNS 430 combined communication/navigation systems, a Garmin GAD 43 digital autopilot and numerous other options.

The G500 suite selected features a 6.5-inch primary flight display and multifunction display, along with an attitude/heading reference system, Garmin’s synthetic-vision software and the Jeppesen Chartview option.

ENAC uses the TB 20 for pilot training from ab initio through A320 second officer. “With a modern glass-cockpit configuration on our TB 20 aircraft, we will be able to better prepare our student pilots for their future careers in the aviation environment of today and tomorrow,” said the school’s director, Marc Houalla.