LINCOLN, NEB — Earlier this fall, the capable avionics technicians at Duncan Aviation’s full-service facility in Lincoln, Nebraska, upgraded the Cabin Management System (CMS) for a Challenger 605 with components from the Honeywell Ovation and Cadence switches from Alto Aviation. The owner of the aircraft, who was facing obsolescence issues with his current switches and CMS screens, worked with Duncan Aviation’s Avionics Sales Representative Scott Kruce to select the necessary components to upgrade the system.
“The customer knew how difficult it was to find parts or repair the older push-button switches and screens because he’d faced the same problems with other aircraft,” says Kruce. “We were able to fit the Cadence switches into the existing cutouts in the drinkrails, which minimized necessary changes to the woodwork, decreased downtime and helped keep down costs.”
New Ovation touchscreens were added to the VIP seat and the galley, and with the addition of the Honeywell backbone, the Duncan Aviation technicians also added Bluetooth wireless technology, High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) and Blu-ray support. The entertainment system on the aircraft is now fully modernized, and the screens support HD content.
“One big advantage to going this route is how customizable it is. You can have a system that is mostly Ovation, mostly Alto, or anywhere in-between. The cabin entertainment options are also scalable. We can do a minimalist system with a couple of HDMI ports or a system like this aircraft with HDMI ports, Blu-Ray, Bluetooth and Cabin iPad remote. This range of options in the switching and source equipment allows us to tailor-fit the cabin to the customer's mission,” says Kruce.
For more information about the benefits of upgrading your CMS with the Honeywell Ovation and Alto Aviation Cadence push-button switches or to schedule an installation, contact the Duncan Aviation full-service facility or Satellite Shop nearest you (https://duncanaviation.aero/locations/#fullservice).
Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of business aircraft operators, government agencies, and other aircraft service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit avionics systems, full paint and interior services, engineering and certification services, fabrication and manufacturing services, and preowned aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has international aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 at +1 402.475.4125 who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory repairs and overhauls. Complete service facilities are located in Battle Creek, Michigan; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Provo, Utah. We also have dozens of other facilities strategically located throughout the United States to provide customers with scheduled regional support and the quickest response possible to avionics, engine and airframe Aircraft On Ground (AOG) situations.
For more information about any of Duncan Aviation’s services, call +1 402.475.2611 or visit www.DuncanAviation.aero
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