Thomas Global has confirmed long-term supply of cathode ray tubes (CRTs) for use in avionic cockpit display units with OEM Toshiba.
The long-term supply of factory-new OEM CRTs underpins Thomas Global’s long-term support commitment for a range of CRT-based avionic displays used in narrow and wide bodied commercial, business and military aircraft.
The long-term CRT supply arrangement builds on a 40-year relationship between Toshiba and Thomas Global.
“Thomas Global is pleased to have secured one of the industry’s largest orders of new avionic CRTs, meaning that we can offer operators continued, best-in-class support across a range of Honeywell, Thales, Rockwell Collins and GE CRT-based cockpit displays for years to come,” COO Thomas Global David Barnes said.
“We will ensure that our customers continue to have cost-effective CRT display support options, based on our strategic supply of high-quality Toshiba CRTs. As industry attention turns to newer technologies, we aim to provide an efficient end-of-life for these critical displays.”
Complementing its long-term CRT support options, Thomas Global has developed a growing range of cost-effective plug-and-play CRT-to-LCD display retrofit options, including the TFD-8601 – certified for installation in Saab 340B, Embraer EMB-120 and other platforms – and the EFI-650 (developed in alliance with L3 Aviation Products) – certified for installation in ATR 42/72, Bombardier Dash 8 and other platforms.
These new active matrix LCD display products feature Thomas Global’s pioneering Adaptive Display Architecture and offer benefits including reduced maintenance costs, improved reliability, reductions in weight and power consumption and a growth path for additional functionality.