Within the last year as part of its “Rediscover the Saab 2000” global development initiative, Jetstream has successfully delivered and reached commitments to deliver numerous Saab 2000 aircraft in both 50 and 30-seat regional airliner, corporate, and cargo configurations to operators in North America and Europe, and anticipates sustained ongoing interest in this unique, high- speed, fuel-efficient turboprop.
Stuart Klaskin, Chief Executive of Jetstream Aviation Capital, said, “Jetstream looks forward to a mutually successful relationship with Thomas Global Systems, further developing its proven drop- in cockpit display upgrades for the Saab 2000. This offering from Thomas Global is a great addition to the ongoing development of the Saab 2000 platform, and along with our partners at Saab and TABY Air Maintenance in Sweden, the developer of the Saab 2000 cargo modification, we look forward to deploying the upgraded aircraft to operators around the world.”
The Thomas Global TFD-4100 LCD display leverages high-performance AMLCD technology, a proven A-D software core, and seamless integration of LCD components into the Collins EFD- 4077 Pro Line 4 CRT display, delivering dramatic reliability and life cycle cost improvements. A true plug-and-play solution, the TFD-4100 avoids a major flight deck modification and associated aircraft downtime and crew retraining cost, providing practical and efficient resolution to critical obsolescence of the EFD-4077 CRT display.
“With cathode ray tube production for legacy EFD-4077 displays at an end, Thomas Global is committed to helping Pro Line 4 flight deck owners and operators get the most from their existing investment,” said Thomas Global’s President & COO, David Barnes. “The TFD-4100 LCD solution for EFD-4077 Pro Line 4 systems is the newest innovation in Thomas Global’s expanding range of drop-in CRT-to-LCD flight displays, and we are honored that Jetstream Aviation Capital has selected our proven LCD technology for their Saab 2000 fleet,” Mr. Barnes said.
The TFD-4100 display for the Saab 2000 is the sixth in the Thomas Global product family of drop- in CRT-to-LCD replacement solutions, including the TFD-7076/-77, TFD-8601, and EFI-650 LCD flight displays currently operating on commercial, regional, and business aircraft worldwide. The TFD-4000 for Bombardier CRJ Series aircraft is in final development, with certification planned for Q1 2022.
Jetstream Aviation Capital, founded in 2010, is a Miami-based aircraft lessor specializing in commercially operated regional turboprop aircraft and is the largest global owner of Saab aircraft and associated spares and engines. Jetstream’s portfolio of over 150 aircraft also includes Beech 1900, Cessna Caravan, Embraer EMB-120 and Pilatus PC-12 passenger and cargo aircraft.
Thomas Global Systems designs, manufactures, and supports highly engineered and reliable electronic systems solutions for commercial aviation, defense and other high-integrity transportation applications. For more than 65 years, Thomas Global has thrived by providing customers with trusted, innovative, and best value products and services. The company focuses on avionics, armored vehicle electronics, and specialized mission-critical electronics and training systems. Thomas Global operates high technology R&D, advanced manufacturing, and support facilities in Sydney, Australia and Irvine, California.