Primus Elite More Than Just a Display Upgrade

AINalerts » October 21, 2009
October 21, 2009, 10:44 AM

Honeywell received European TSO approval for Primus Elite, a newly introduced display system that is intended to provide an upgrade path for aircraft equipped with early versions of the avionics maker’s Primus cockpit screens. The LCD-based Primus Elite display systems can slide into the holes of CRTs in Primus 1000/2000/XP, SPZ-8400/8500 and some SPZ-8000 avionics systems. Primus Elite converts the existing CRT displays to more reliable and capable active-matrix LCDs, which also include internal computing power to allow operators to incorporate new functionality such as XM graphical weather, Jeppesen electronic charts and maps and video displays through a cursor-driven onscreen interface. The high-resolution graphics rendered by the Primus Elite displays are capable of eventually supporting Honeywell’s SmartView synthetic-vision system. According to Honeywell vice president of crew interface products Chad Cundiff, “Primus Elite requires no aircraft structural modifications, limited wiring, little downtime and no additional pilot training, saving the operator acquisition and maintenance costs.” Upgrades will be available for installation in the Bombardier Global Express, Gulfstream IV, IV-SP and V starting in the first quarter. The avionics system has also been selected by Embraer for the new Legacy 650.

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