CRT to LCD upgrade
Lower maintenance costs, more functionality
The CMA-6800 LCD display is a form, fit and function replacement upgrade solution for the Honeywell ED-800 CRT units on selected regional, corporate and helicopter aircraft. These include: ATR 42/72 series 200/300/500, Bombardier Aerospace Dash8 Series 100/200/300, Fokker 50, Jetstream 41, Hawker 800/1000, Challenger 601, CL-415, Cessna 650, Falcon 900, Gulfstream III and Sikorky S-76A/B/C.
CMC’s innovative CRT to LCD display upgrade is designed to drive down maintenance costs compared to keeping the legacy CRT displays, and eliminates obsolescence threat associated with old CRT technology.
CMC’s LCD display replicates the functionality of the CRT and offers significant improvements in reliability. A quick conversion is achieved by keeping the existing aircraft harnesses, ensuring minimum downtime required for upgrade and minimum disruption to aircraft operations. The design also has hardware built-in provisions to add functional capabilities to the display not possible with the legacy CRT. The unit retains the use of existing symbol generators and control panels and no retraining is required. CMC’s LCD display delivers reduced weight and power consumption compared to the replaced CRT to improve your operating costs.
The CMC CRT to LCD upgrade solution is the most cost-effective alternative for replacing CRT on your aircraft compared to a more extensive and expensive full cockpit upgrade, and still meet operational requirements.
CMA-6800 Display - The LCD Solution to Replace Aging CRT Displays
CMA-6800 Display Brochure
CMA-6800 Supplemental Type Certificates (STC)
Upgrade Solutions for
The DU-875 and DU-885 products are a ‘first-in-class’ example of how CMC can offer a CRT to LCD replacement solution which not only assures the form-fit-function requirement, but also adds additional capabilities to the product and the platform.
The DU-875 and DU-885 have been developed to form a drop-in-replacement front-end for the Honeywell Primus Elite avionics system which is deployed on several business jet platforms.
To secure the form-fit-function requirement, a ‘translator’ function has been developed in SW to convert the symbol generator commands which drive the CRT display in to OpenGL commands which drive the LCD display.
Additionally, using the partitioning of the open SW platform MOSArt, the following functionalities have been added: PFD with synthetic vision, Enhanced digital map, Jeppesen chart application, Video application and Database maintenance application.
The additional functionalities are driven by signals fed to an additional expansion connector which was added to the product in order to support more up-to-date interfaces such as ethernet.
DU-885 and DU-875 LCD Replacement Solution
The MFD-3000 series is the 3rd generation of Smart Displays from CMC. It offers a range of smart display products which combine superb optical quality with a high-performance multi-core processing capability, sweet-spot graphics performance and a vast set of interfacing options. Equipped with the Arinc 653 compliant MOSArt™ platform services, these displays are capable of hosting multiple high-demanding software applications developed to varying Design Assurance Levels, up to and including DAL A.
Depending on the application and installation requirements, various sizes, input formats, interfacing and HMI options are available or can be offered.
Sizes and Resolutions
Similar display sizes available as Video capable displays only depending on customer needs and installation configurations.