The flight instrument has proven reliability and civil-certified
functions that will be delivered in less than 12 months

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, November 29, 2016 – Astronautics Corporation of America has been selected to supply its three-inch flight instrument AFI 3300 with a bearing distance heading indicator (BDHI) to provide supplemental tactical air navigation for Boeing’s Special Purpose 777-300ER airplane.

The AFI 3300 display is highly reliable with a mean time between failure rate of greater than 10,000 hours and is a low-power, low-heat, passively cooled display. It also features a 300 x 300 pixel liquid crystal display that is dimmable and sunlight readable. The display will also include an ARINC 429 digital information transfer system.

With extensive display product history and BDHI systems experience, Astronautics will be able to deliver a Federal Aviation Administration Technical Standard Order-authorized product to Boeing in less than 12 months.

“Astronautics’ proven certification and display experience allows us to deliver a superior product quickly and at a significant cost savings,” said Astronautics Program Manager Matt Frei.

This certified BDHI application is a great addition to Astronautics’ AFI 3300 family of displays, which offer state-of-the-art performance with embedded processing, graphics generation, and interface circuitry, and is certified to DO-160G.


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.