Honeywell (Hall 5, Stand B11) has successfully completed first flights of its Primus Epic Control Display System/Retrofit (CDS/R) aboard the Gulfstream II and III and the company's own Cessna Citation V testbed. Certification is scheduled for this autumn.

Primus Epic CDS/R is Honeywell's newest electronic flight information system (EFIS) retrofit. It is designed to give operators of business aircraft, regional airliners and helicopters the option of installing two to four 8-by-10in active-matrix liquid-crystal displays (AMLCDs). Key benefits are flexibility in the presentation of flight data and a graphics capability superior to that of older-style cathode ray tube displays.

A derivative of Honeywell's Primus 1000/2000 and Primus Epic integrated avionics systems, Primus Epic CDS/R uses an IC-1080 integrated computer for the digital-to-analogue interface. "Primus Epic CDS/R will make flying easier and safer by presenting information in a more meaningful way to improve the pilot¹s situational awareness," says John Uczekaj, Honeywell VP for business, regional and general aviation avionics.

Source: Flight Daily News