Avionics Update: Multifunction retrofit display under development

Aviation International News » August 2001
May 21, 2008, 9:35 AM

Honeywell is developing a flat-panel retrofittable display system called the Multifunction Radar Display (MFRD), which will show moving-map navigation, weather, terrain, traffic, checklists, video and other information. “To help operators minimize the cost of upgrading a cockpit to meet new safety mandates, the MFRD will interface with a wide variety of avionics,” said Charles Sheets, director of marketing and sales, displays and electronics. The MFRD, sized to fit the space now occupied by a weather radar display, will be available in the third quarter of next year.

Separately, Honeywell/Thales said the MCS-7000 and MCS-4000 satcom systems have received FAA certification. The seven-channel MCS-7000 and four-channel MCS-4000 will replace Honeywell’s six-channel MCS-6000 and three-channel MCS-3000. “The MCS-7000 and MCS-4000 provide worldwide voice, fax and data communications, and they save space and weight compared with our previous systems,” said Marc McGowan, Honeywell’s long-range communications product line director.

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