Reduced pilot fatigue and the creation of more cockpit space are just two of the benefits of a hi-tech Secondary Flight Display System developed by Meggitt Avionics which is making its public debut at the show this week.

The system is a technological leap forward which allows the pilot to view data on air speed, altitude and attitude using just a single 3in (7.5cm) display, instead of three separate dials.



Already tested on both commercial and military aircraft, the product has won Meggitt the contract to upgrade the US Air Force fleet of 120 Lockheed Martin C-5 Galaxy airlifters.

Meggitt, which can be found in Hall 2/K14, is also providing the Secondary Flight Display System as part of the Lockheed Martin bid for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) project.

Making use of solid state technology eliminating moving parts, Meggitt says the system will be 10 times more reliable than traditional displays.

It is understood that Boeing has the system on trial for several aircraft types and that Airbus is interested in using the technology in its fleet of A319s.

In a second deal announced this week, Meggitt Avionics has signed an agreement with Boeing for the supply of a new solid state clock as part of the basic fit on the next-generation 737s.

The agreement covers a period of seven years with an option to extend for a further two years. Sales are forecast to exceed $2 million per year at peak production rates.

Additional products to be unveiled this week include Meggitt Aerospace Components' new thermal shield developed for the Hercules C-130J and a range of fireproof seals for installation within aircraft engine and APU environments.

Source: Flight Daily News