Barco receives multi-million dollar order for avionics display upgrade

NBAA, Atlanta, GA, USA, 25 September 2007 – Avionics display specialist Barco has been selected to supply LCD-based multi-function cockpit displays with an open architecture for Honeywell Aerospace. The displays will serve as upgrades for CRT-based displays used with Honeywell’s Primus 1000, 2000, 2000XP, SPZ-8400, 8500 and SPZ-8000 avionics systems.  “We believe Barco’s display technology will allow us to integrate our latest avionics applications while offering growth capabilities for future communication, navigation, surveillance and Air Traffic Management functionality,” said Chad Cundiff Vice President Marketing and Product Management, Honeywell Aerospace

“We are pleased to be able to add this new, important chapter to our relationship with Honeywell,” stated Yves Vanhauwaert, General Manager of Barco’s Avionics division. “With a market potential of approximately 5000 aircraft, this agreement marks a major landmark for Barco in the civil aviation market place,” he adds.

For this project, Barco develops two types of DO-178B and DO-254 level A compliant displays that are backwards compatible with Honeywell’s legacy CRT units to ensure quick and easy replacement. Integrating Barco’s proven avionics building blocks, the retrofit displays will provide pilots with the same performance and flexibility as the most sophisticated cockpits in operation today. The displays’ modular open architecture (MOSArt™) creates a flexible host platform for Honeywell’s latest, state-of-the-art applications, including electronic charts, maps, weather and video display capabilities.

First prototype of the new retrofit displays will be demonstrated at the NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention, booth 2320.


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