SkyWest Airlines Becomes Launch Customer for Bombardier CRJ Cockpit Display Upgrade
SkyWest Airlines hasactually been verified as the launch consumer of the TFD-4000 liquid crystal displayscreen (LCD) upgrade for the Bombardier CRJ’s Pro Line 4 flight deck.
Thomas Global Systems, the Australian avionics maker that makes the TFD-4000, veryfirst released the LCD displayscreen as a drop-in replacement for the cathode ray tube (CRT) shows that are included in the CRJ’s Pro Line 4 flight deck 2 years earlier. At that time, the TFD-4000 was revealed along with an unnamed launch airlinecompany, which Thomas Global has now validated as SkyWest Airlines.
Now, after justrecently launching another CRT-to-LCD screen upgrade in February for anumberof other organization jet designs, the business has verified that the TFD-4000 attained Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type accreditation in early March.
“Bringing the TFD-4000 drop-in LCD option to CRJ and other Pro Line 4 operators is a substantial achievement and a secret action in assisting our Pro Line 4 clients get the most from their flight deck financialinvestment,” Thomas Global CEO, Angus Hutchinson, stated in a declaration. “We deeply value and thank SkyWest for picking Thomas Global, and for their crucial function in making the TFD-4000 LCD item launch and rollout a success.”
The TFD-4000 is one of anumberof CRT-to-LCD displayscreen upgrades established by Thomas Global in current years. In February, the business introduced the TFD-4100 as a cockpit screen upgrade alternative for the EFD-4077 CRT shows presently setup in a variety of company airplane with Pro Line 4 avionics, consistingof Bombardier Challenger 604, Dassault Falcon 50EX/2000/2000EX, Gulfstream G100/G200, Learjet 60, Beechjet 400A, and Hawker 400XP. Other variations consistof the TFD-7000 Series that hasactually been embraced by a number of industrial and military operators, consistingof Delta, Japan Airlines, and the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
Thomas Global has established its displayscreen upgrades as “plug and play” CRT replacements, with no modifications to cockpit panels, circuitry, or flight team re-training needed.
The SkyWest fleet consistsof 3 various Bombardier CRJ designs, consistingof the CRJ200, CRJ700, and CR900. SkyWest is on track to start getting its veryfirst licensed TFD-4000 shows for its CRJ fleet by “mid 2022” according to Thomas Global.