3ATI EID Provides a Reliable, Flexible and Cost-Effective
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, October 6, 2015 – Astronautics Corporation of America announced that its AFI 3300 three-inch Electronic Instrument Display (EID) has received full aircraft level certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The instrument was jointly developed with Beechcraft Defense Company, LLC, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company based in Wichita, Kansas, for use in the Beechcraft T-6A Texan II trainer aircraft. The product was designed and certified in the span of one year.
The AFI 3300 is a form-fit-function replacement for three-inch Air Transport Indicator (3ATI) legacy displays. The 3ATI EID interfaces with multiple aircraft systems to generate and display flight and engine data in six formats: airspeed, altimeter, vertical velocity, torque, interstage turbine temperature, and fuel quantity.
The AFI 3300 delivers cost-effective readiness to customers by providing a modern, rugged, high-brightness display with ease of installation, proven reliability and a flexible format capability. Furthermore, the product has been provisioned to enable additional software, including ADS-B Out in support of the FAA NextGen initiative.
“The design and certification of this product within a 12-month development window demonstrates Astronautics’ and Beechcraft’s joint commitment to provide customers with a timely and operationally enhanced solution to meet a critical training need with the T-6A aircraft,” said Loren Strelow, director of U.S. Business Development.
The Beechcraft T-6A is the primary trainer utilized by the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy. In addition, customers worldwide including Canada, Israel, Greece and Iraq, have chosen the T-6A.
Astronautics is currently producing the AFI 3300 for installation in T-6A aircraft. The AFI 3300 family of displays provides primary flight, engine, and electronic warfare capabilities on trainers, fighters, transports, and helicopters.
About Astronautics Corporation of America
Astronautics Corporation of America, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of avionics equipment and systems for the commercial and military aerospace industry. Key product areas include electronic primary flight displays, engine displays, mission computers, electronic flight bags and certified servers for airborne applications. Services include system integration and custom software for critical applications. Since its founding in 1959, Astronautics has been providing tailored engineering solutions to help clients achieve mission success. For more: www.astronautics.com.