Pilatus Aircraft Ltd has selected Meggitt Avionics’ suite of displays, air data and sensor equipment for its PC-7 Mk II and PC-21 fixed wing basic and advanced training aircraft. The upgrade introduces the integrated Secondary Flight Display (iSFD) into the Pilatus architecture, building on existing and long-standing relationships between the two companies.
iSFD is Meggitt’s third generation solid-state secondary flight display. Showing critical flight data such as attitude, altitude, air speed and heading, it can be matched so closely to a primary system it will appear to be integrated with it. For pilots, this means an easy transition to the standby in an emergency. First introduced to the market in 1995 as a back-up to primary digital cockpits, Meggitt’s secondary flight displays has been installed on over 40 different aircraft programmes. Over 6,000 are in service worldwide.
The iSFD continues to sustain a high level of interest across the industry for its low weight, shortest installed length and best use of screen space. Customers are also attracted to the low power, long life and the magnitude of brightness that comes with the LED backlights. Selecting iSFD will also cut the compliance workload for manufacturers and aircraft operators: United States export control (ITAR) regulations do not apply.
iSFD has been certified by EASA and the FAA has enabled Meggitt Avionics to win several key programmes—iSFD has already been selected across a mix of military and commercial programmes which includes the Boeing Apache, HondaJet, Learjet 85 and the Korean medium weight utility helicopter, KAI Surion.
For further information contact:
Kate Richardson, Marketing Manager, Meggitt Avionics
Tel: +44(0)1489 483350
About Meggitt Avionics
Meggitt Avionics, a Meggitt company, provides a wide range of cockpit instruments for civil and military, fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. Its ranges include air data systems, condition monitoring and life support equipment.
About Pilatus Aircraft
Headquartered in Switzerland, Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is the world’s leading manufacturer of single-engine turboprop aircraft and the only Swiss company to develop, build and sell aircraft and training systems on every continent.www.pilatus-aircraft.com
About Meggitt PLC
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialised extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, defence and energy. Meggitt employs over 10,000 people at more than 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.