November 5, 2014
West Star Aviation installs first EPIC CDS/R on challenger 601
West Star Aviation is proud to announce the launch of their newest avionics program for the installation of the Honeywell Primus Epic CDS/R full color (LCD) liquid crystal cockpit display system on the Challenger 601. This first type installation includes four new LCD displays, dual Advance File Graphics Servers (AFGS), and XM graphical weather. In addition, the system is equipped with NZ-2000 FMS 6.1 software, WAAS/LPV, TCAS 7.1, ASD-B Out, and CPDLC. All current mandates are incorporated into the system as well. In the installation, most existing line replaceable units (LRUs) are retained, such as radar, air data computers, autopilot, radios, and inertial reference systems. Other upgrade options available include radio tuning units and flight management systems. LCD glass upgrades provide many benefits to the operator, increasing situational awareness, enhanced features, and information management. Improved system reliability and maintainability, reduced weight and electrical power consumption, and future upgrade capability will be recognized by the flight department.