Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. (IS&S) received FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) of its Flat Panel Display System (FPDS) for use on Classic B-737 aircraft.
“Working with customers, we continue to expand our Flat Panel product line to additional aircraft types,” said Shahram Askarpour, president for IS&S. “With the launch of this program late last year, IS&S is able to deliver another certified program in to the market quickly and efficiently to support increasing customer demand for integrated avionics offerings.”
The STC, which covers the B737-300/-400/-500 series aircraft, allows the company to pursue the more than 1,000 Classic B-737 aircraft with the need for Flat Panel Display System upgrades. The cockpit upgrade of the B737 replaces includes the installation of an Electronic Standby Instrument System (ESIS) and a common 10.4-inch display architecture. “What makes this installation revolutionary is the short aircraft down time, while removing 10 net LRU’s and approximately 100 pounds, which can be less than 24 hours,” added Askarpour. The company will provide a complete turn key installation including installation at remote sites.
The B737 FPDS is available for purchase and delivery through IS&S and offers an open architecture flat panel display system that allows operators to upgrade their aircraft while not replacing installed third-party avionics.