Duncan Creates Collins Switch Panel STC for CL300 CMSs

 - October 4, 2022, 12:56 PM
Duncan Aviation has created a new bezel to surround the Collins Aerospace Venue cabin management system touchscreen panel on low serial number Bombardier Challenger 300 twinjets. (Photo: Duncan Aviation)

Duncan Aviation has created a parts manufacturer approval part for a new bezel to surround the Collins Aerospace Venue cabin management system (CMS) touchscreen panel on low-serial-number Bombardier Challenger 300s. The part eliminates the need to modify the cabin’s drink rails because of the odd-shaped cutout left by replacing the obsolete Audio International switch panel.

Duncan’s engineering team and Duncan Manufacturing Solutions collaborated on the supplemental type certificate (STC) and the part housing the Collins touchscreen panel. The STC covers the part necessary to fill the cutout and Duncan will provide the finish. To date, the Lincoln, Nebraska-based MRO has replaced two of the old switch panels and bezels.

“Our interior teams can paint, plate, or hydrodip the panels to make the new panels flow with the aesthetics of the interior design,” said Duncan avionics sales rep Scott Kruce. “This is an excellent solution for our customers with low serial number CL300s who have an obsolete Audio International CMS and want to upgrade to the Collins Venue CMS with its touchscreen control panels while avoiding the major modifications to the woodwork in the drink rails.”