05/11/2014 WEST STAR AVIATION INSTALLS FIRST EPIC CDS/R ON CHALLENGER 601

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.  West Star will begin taking installation orders in the second quarter of 2015.

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.

“With all of the new mandates coming out, we are excited to be able to provide a program like this for the Challenger 601 operator,” says Marty Rhine, Avionics Sales Manager, West Star Aviation. “The installation will satisfy all of the existing mandates and increase the value of the aircraft.”