Thomas Global Systems, a leader in the design, production and support of avionic display systems technology, launched the new LCD TFD-8601 cockpit retrofit solution for regional and corporate aircraft. This new innovation is a true plug-and-play LCD replacement for Rockwell Collins’ EFD-86 CRT unit on a range of regional and corporate aircraft including SAAB 340, Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia, Beechcraft King Air, Dassault Falcon, Gulfstream, Hawker and Learjet. With first customer deliveries expected to commence next month, the new TFD-8601 LCD will complement Thomas Global Systems’ extensive long-term CRT display support programs. Following careful analysis of aircraft trends in the business and regional sector, Thomas Global Systems developed the new TFD-8601 LCD retrofit solution to help owners, operators and lessors of regional and corporate aircraft tackle challenges of ageing CRTs, particularly with growing concerns about the lack of upgrade alternatives for legacy cockpits and component obsolescence. This new LCD solution from Thomas Global Systems eliminates any obsolescence threat, dramatically increases system reliability and drives down maintenance costs for the life of the aircraft. The TFD-8601 helps operators avoid expensive full cockpit upgrades – the installation process of a new TFD-8601 is truly plug-and-play and can be completed instantly. There are no upgrades in wiring or additional training required.