HAL Unveils New Glass Cockpit for Do-228

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has been demonstrating its latest upgrades for the Dornier 228 twin turboprop at this week’s Aero India show in Bangalore. On display for the first time is a new glass cockpit developed by the Indian company in partnership with Germany-based M/s Dornier. This is part of an upgrade package for the utility/commuter aircraft that they intend to take into licensed production in India.
The cockpit now features four large LCD displays, two of which serve as primary flight displays with the other two being multifunction displays. The reworked avionics suite includes the following new systems: integrated standby instruments, a dual flight management system (FMS), a dual engine data concentrator unit, a dual altitude and heading reference system, a dual digital air data computer, and an engine indication and crew alerting system. Optional equipment will include a surveillance/weather radar, forward-looking infrared and video cameras. All of these systems are integrated through a new Arinc 429 data bus interface.
08/02/13 AINonline

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