Oled Coming Soon to the Bizjet Cabin

Aviation International News » February 2012
February 6, 2012, 4:15 AM

Stories about organic light-emitting diode (Oled) monitors began to sprout about five years ago. Since then, the technology has advanced, albeit slowly, as the screens began appearing on smartphones and tablets and cabin control devices. Now, LG Electronics has launched a 55-inch Oled television panel, and it won’t be long before someone will have it certified for installation on business jets.

LG demonstrated its 55-inch model at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month, promoting it as a product that will change the way the industry thinks. And LG might be right.

The new technology produces remarkable image quality with no after-image blur as a result of its high-reaction velocity, as well as a high-contrast ratio of more than 100,000:1 and wider color gamut than that produced by liquid-crystal panels. The 55-inch product from LG is barely 5 mm thick, draws less power than an LCD unit and produces less heat.

The consumer price for the LG television is likely to be in the $8,000 range and Flight Display Systems president David Gray estimates the cost of FAA certification to be between $30,000 and $40,000.

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