Barco has introduced a new 12-inch primary flight display designed for business jet cockpits. Weighing only 4.5 pounds (the lightest in its class, the company claims), the DU-1200 was tailor-made for Honeywell’s upgraded Apex cockpit suite and is slated to enter service next year.
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Avionics display provider Barco has entered into a partnership with Zhukovsky-based aerospace company Monitor Soft to jointly provide cockpit mission systems on the Russian market. “The Russian market has always been an important focus for us and over the past ten years we have achieved a dominant market share on civil aircraft,” said a Barco spokesman.
Highland Integrated Surveillance Systems (HISS) of Toronto, Canada, has awarded a contract to Barco to supply MDU-268 avionics-grade mission display units for installation in 30 helicopters for a Middle East customer. The displays will be integrated with EuroAvionics’ RN6 digital map generator to create an advanced mission display system.
Avionics display provider Barco last month announced the details of an agreement with Saab of Sweden to produce a head-up display for light airplanes and helicopters that replaces traditional overhead HUD technology using a simpler video-camera setup controlled by special software.
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certification of Barco’s new CDMS-3000 control display unit. The Belgium-based flight display specialist is close to confirming an application for the new product in the regional airliner market.
The FAA has granted avionics display provider Barco FAR Part 145 repair station authorization at the Belgium company’s service center in Duluth, Ga. The approval enables Barco to perform maintenance on control display units and flight displays used in a variety of airplanes, including the Pilatus PC-12, Grob SPn, Boeing 737-700, Lockheed C-130J and Lockheed C-5.
The U.S. FAA granted avionics display provider Barco FAR Part 145 repair station authorization at its service center in Duluth, Georgia. The approval enables Barco to perform maintenance on control display units and flight displays used in a variety of airplanes, including the Boeing 737-700, Lockheed C-130J, Lockheed C-5, Pilatus PC-12 and Grob SPn.
A twin turboprop trainer can’t hope to fully replicate an F-16 fighter, but rookie pilots with the Republic of Singapore Air Force will quickly get a feel for the complex systems and information management tasks they will ultimately face through the advanced visual systems of the Pilatus PC-21s they will soon be using.
Honeywell Aerospace has selected Belgian avionics display specialist Barco to supply LCD multifunction cockpit displays as upgrades for CRT-based display units used with legacy Sperry/Honeywell Primus 1000, 2000, 2000XP, SPZ-8400, 8500 and 8000 avionics systems.
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