On April 8th through April 10th, in Orlando, Florida, hundreds
attended the 53rd Annual AEA International Convention & Trade
Show; founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA)
represents more than 1,300 industry affiliates associated with the
general aviation avionics and electronics systems. At AEA’s
2010 ‘New Product Introductions,’ leading manufacturer,
Flight Display Systems, announced two new retrofit cabin
FDS's Bob Hala checks in with Aero-TV and provides some
background on the many cockpit display systems and associated
technologies available through their company. Particularly
intriguing is Hala's demonstration of all the many devices that can
be interfaced with their cockpit entertainment and information
systems... everything from the iPod to bluRay players.
CEO David Gray founded Flight Display Systems in 1999. Two years
later, the company premiered its first product, the Flight Display
Moving Map, providing a cheaper, more efficient option than
anything in the aircraft cabin entertainment market.
After the success of the passenger-accessed moving map, the
company expanded its product line to include LCD monitors and
audio/video sources including aircraft DVD players, MP3/CD players,
and Flight View cameras.
Today, Flight Display Systems has 60 aircraft products with FAA