Orlando, Fla. – October 5, 2008 – StandardAero, A Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, announced they will be the launch partner and generate the first Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Honeywell’s DU-875 flight deck upgrade program for Falcon 900C and EX series aircraft. This upgrade program will replace the existing Honeywell Primus 2000 DU-870 cathode ray tube (CRT) displays with new Honeywell DU-875 liquid crystal displays (LCD).
The new displays have the same dimensions as the existing Primus 2000 displays allowing for minimal installation down time, and because the existing display symbology and functionality is retained, minimal crew training will be required. The LCDs require less power than the current CRT displays, therefore greatly reducing heat, eliminating the need for forced air cooling and nearly doubling the reliability of the current CRTs. In addition, the new LCD units are considerably lighter than CRTs for a cumulative weight savings of up to 35 pounds.
“The DU-875 retrofit program for the Falcon 900 is an excellent example of the value-added, tip-to-tail business aircraft services StandardAero is creating for our customers,” said StandardAero Senior VP, Sales, Strategy & Business Development, Scott Taylor. “Today we are much more than just a turbine-engine MRO company. Our broad menu of products and services is meant to provide maximum value for our customers.”
John Bolton, Honeywell Vice President, Business and General Aviation Aftermarket, said, “Honeywell is committed to providing leading technology and support to operators over the lifecycle of their aircraft. The DU-875 flight deck upgrade provides significant advantages over existing CRT displays and a path for future functionality, such as synthetic vision and enhanced navigation. Installation can be accomplished in a matter of days as opposed to weeks with other upgrades of this magnitude.”
The new LCD displays will include a built-in Advanced File Graphics Server allowing the system to display electronic charts, maps, XM graphical weather and video; a capability not available with the current CRT displays.
StandardAero’s Designated Alteration Station in Springfield, Ill. will develop the STC, estimated for completion in late 2009.
StandardAero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company with $1.4 billion in annual revenue, specializes in engine maintenance, repair and overhaul, and nose-to-tail services that include airframe, interior refurbishments and paint for business and general aviation, air transport, and military aircraft. The company, part of the DAE Engineering division, forms a global services network of 12 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, with an additional 14 regionally located service and support locations.
About DAE: DAE is a fast developing global aerospace, manufacturing and services corporation made up of six divisions – DAE Airports, DAE Capital, DAE Engineering, DAE Manufacturing, DAE Services and DAE University.
Headquartered in Dubai, the group is growing through a series of phased developments and acquisitions to become a global player and to produce an integrated aerospace cluster, based at Dubai World Central – the new 140 square kilometre airport and logistics city being constructed in Jebel Ali, Dubai. It is forming international partnerships at the highest level of industry with the aim of establishing one of the most innovative and successful businesses in the global aerospace industry within the next decade.
DAE’s shareholders include EMAAR, ISTITHMAR World, Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), Dubai International Capital, DIFC Investments LLC, the Government of Dubai and AMLAK Finance.