ARINC Direct has been
named a distributor and factory service representative for the
Swiss-made line of Thommen aircraft instruments. ARINC will sell
and service the full Thommen line, including the AD-32, a new RVSM
(Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum) solution for business
aircraft. Consisting of a Thommen Digital Air Data Computer and Air
Data Display Unit, the RVSM equipment just received a TSO approval
from the FAA and is currently in production. ARINC will exhibit at
Booth 514 of the 2004 AEA Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Along with the addition of Thommen instruments, ARINC Direct has
enhanced the service and repair capabilities of its Colorado
Springs Aircraft Services Center, now certified as a Class 1, 2, 3
& 4 instrument repair facility. The company is targeting the
North, Central and South American market for aircraft RVSM
modifications, which will be required on the majority of commercial
airliners and business jets by January 2005.
Thommen instruments are
original equipment on more than 25 leading types of commercial and
business aircraft. The equipment is manufactured by Revue Thommen
AG of Waldenburg, Switzerland, a leading precision avionics
manufacturer founded in 1853.
"The new affiliation of Thommen with ARINC Direct is an
important step forward for us," stated Rudolf Iten, Thommen AG
Director of Sales and Marketing. "It facilitates service for our
North American commercial customers, while it opens the door to the
large business jet marketplace as well."
The Thommen range of instruments includes air data computers,
air data displays and altimeters to produce high quality and
competitively-priced RVSM solutions for airliners, regional jets,
and business aviation aircraft. Other Thommen instruments include
speed, climb, control, and engine monitoring indicators, and clocks
for all commercial and military aircraft.
"We are continuously working to provide greater convenience and
a choice of high quality solutions for ARINC Direct customers,"
said Dave Poltorak, ARINC Vice President, Business Aviation
Services. "With the deadline for RVSM certification rapidly
approaching in North, Central and South America, our association
with Thommen instruments makes us an even more valuable partner to