Tempe, Ariz. – July 24, 2013 – StandardAero Business Aviation announced that its ODA (Organization Designation Authorization) has received Brazilian approval of their Honeywell Primus Elite (DU-875) STC (Supplemental Type Certificate).
Approval of the STC by ANAC (Administración Nacional de Avianción Civil) follows the approval by Transport Canada with EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) approval expected soon. The STC approves the installation of the aging CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) cockpit displays on Falcon 900C/EX aircraft with modern, state-of-the-art, LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) displays.
StandardAero developed the original STC (ST02837CH-D) in March, 2011 and was the first maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider certified to perform the installation of Primus Elite on Falcon 900C/EX aircraft. The Primus Elite installation can be performed at any one of StandardAero’s four MRO facilities in Springfield, Ill., Augusta, Ga., Los Angeles, and Houston, Texas, which are also Authorized Service Centers for the Dassault Falcon family of aircraft.
“Our close alignment with Honeywell on the original development of this new STC has resulted in an array of operational and safety enhancements for Falcon 900C/EX owners,” said Scott Taylor, Senior Vice President, Business Aviation, StandardAero. “With the approval of this STC by ANAC, this flight deck upgrade and its capabilities are extended to Brazilian operators as well.”
Primus Elite supports integration of paperless electronic charts and maps, video displays and optional XM® graphical weather, enabling greater route planning and weather avoidance, through a cursor-driven, on-screen interface. The high-resolution graphics rendered by the Primus Elite displays are designed to support future features such as Honeywell’s SmartView™ synthetic vision system.
StandardAero is one of the world’s largest independent providers of services including engine and airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul, engine component repair, engineering services, interior completions and paint applications. StandardAero serves a diverse array of customers in business and general aviation, airline, military, helicopter, components, energy and VIP completions markets. A Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, StandardAero provides a global service network of 13 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, along with an additional 50 sales and field service locations. The company celebrated its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011.
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd is a globally recognized aerospace company specializing in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, aircraft completions and aircraft leasing. The Company is headquartered in Dubai and operates in four continents and employs over 4,000 people. More information can be found on the company’s web site at www.dubaiaerospace.com.