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Honeywell, ST Engineering Collaborate on Cockpit Upgrade for Tunisian Air Force C130s

Our Bureau - : Feb 22, 2024 - : 5:10 pm

Singapore (22 Feb. 2024) – Honeywell has announced a collaboration with ST Engineering Defence Aviation Services (STEDAS) to provide cockpit and mechanical component upgrades for two Tunisian Air Force (TAF) C-130 aircraft. This marks STEDAS’ incorporation of a Honeywell Aerospace Technologies solution into its offerings.

The TAF has selected Honeywell’s Cockpit Display System Retrofit (CDSR) glass cockpit solution, offering advanced upgrades compared to legacy C-130 systems. These enhancements include digital instruments, a multi-functional display (MFD), and various peripherals such as the RDR7000 weather radar, a Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), and advanced flight controls.

These retrofits aim to enhance safety, flexibility, efficiency, and maintenance for TAF pilots and flight crew, providing improved situational awareness, strategic route planning, streamlined crew interactions, and reduced workload.

“We are honoured to work together with ST Engineering Defence Aviation Services to introduce the glass cockpit and mechanical component upgrade solutions for the Tunisian Air Force,” said Sathesh Ramiah, Vice President, Defense & Space, Asia Pacific at Honeywell Aerospace Technologies. “Honeywell’s glass cockpit represents a leap forward in modern aerospace technology, helping ensure the highest levels of safety and efficiency.”

This partnership sets a new standard for global C-130 operators, addressing the prevalent use of legacy configurations in the industry today. The CDSR solution, available in 3-display and 5-display options with large format LCD displays, flight controls, air data, and altitude sensors, meets the critical needs for sustainability, modernization, and supportability in the coming decade. Honeywell’s avionics certified for the C-130 retrofit are compatible with existing analog and digital systems and sensors on the aircraft or with a range of upgrade sensor options, ensuring mission effectiveness throughout the operational life cycle.

The announcement was made at the Singapore Airshow 2024.


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