Flight Display Systems has introduced its Fly HD aircraft video system, which it says is a cost-effective and easy-to-install upgrade path to get full 1080p high-definition video in cabins. The system has been engineered to use HD-SDI signals on the common coaxial cable that is already installed on many aircraft, reducing rewiring and converter boxes. Fly HD flat-panel HD monitors are available in sizes from seven to 55 inches. Installations can range from simple monitor upgrades to a complete cabin management system.
A high-definition (HD) camera system deserves an HD display and DVR to fully achieve the sensor’s full capability. So says Atlanta-area-based Flight Displays Systems, at Booth No. 2811 to demonstrate its line of HD cockpit monitors. They function with FLIR, L-3 Wescam, Axsys and other camera systems.
Flight Display Systems president David Gray and director of international sales Nick Gray were at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas scouting new technologies that could be brought into the aircraft cabin, including 3-D flat-screen TVs, organic LED displays and holographic displays. The pair produced a video highlighting the new products they found interesting on the show floor at CES 2012.
Channel Tracker, introduced last month by Innovative Advantage of Redmond, Wash., is a way to upgrade an existing in-flight entertainment system to high definition (HD) without tearing out the current interior.
Goodrich, which completed its purchase of a majority of DeCrane Aerospace assets last year, has introduced its Platinum HD cabin management system.
The system, which featured two Blu-ray players in demonstrations at the Ebace show, offers 1080p resolution and comes with monitors ranging in size from 12 to 42 inches.
Switzerland-based airliner maintenance, repair and overhaul group SR Technics is moving into the business aircraft completions market through a new alliance with TAG Aviation. The partnership will focus on executive versions of Boeing and Airbus airliners, and will also offer refurbishment and maintenance. The work will be done at SR Technics’s main engineering base in Zurich.
Dassault Falcon has selected Alto Aviation to supply the audio system for every new-production aircraft, including the Falcon 7X. “We manufacture all our own components and do the system engineering for specific aircraft models. We provide amplifiers, subwoofers and speakers that normally go into the passenger service unit, ceiling or sidewall.
DeCrane Aerospace division Audio International (Booth No. 1169) is pumping up the sound at EBACE with its AI Platinum HD high-definition system for which deliveries have just begun.
Flight Display Systems of Alpharetta, Ga. (Booth No. 717), is at Heli-Expo 2010 to introduce a high-definition (1080P) digital video recorder (HD-DVR) “designed for rugged aviation use.” It features up to eight hours of recording time, with a 50-percent smaller installation profile than legacy VHS recorders.
Airliner maintenance group SR Technics (Stand CO1) has managed to bring the turnaround time for CFM56 engine overhaul down to 45 days. In January the first engine to be completed under its newly streamlined maintenance process was returned to German airline Hapag Lloyd Flug.
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