Honeywell, ST Engineering Team to Provide Cockpit Upgrade for Tunisian Air Force C130s

Advanced Honeywell technology will enable safety, efficiency military aircraft

HON and STEDAS Signing Ceremony
Honeywell and STEDAS signing ceremony.

Honeywell announced it will team with ST Engineering Defence Aviation Services (STEDAS) to deliver a state-of-the-art cockpit and mechanical component upgrades for two Tunisian Air Force (TAF) C-130 aircraft. This signifies STEDAS’ first integration of a Honeywell Aerospace Technologies solution into its portfolio.

The TAF has chosen Honeywell’s Cockpit Display System Retrofit (CDSR) glass cockpit solution, which provides various high-tech upgrades compared with legacy C-130 systems. Those include digital instruments, a multi-functional display (MFD), and an extensive array of peripherals such as the RDR7000 weather radar, a Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), and advanced flight controls.

The retrofits are designed to provide TAF pilots and flight crew with improved safety, better flexibility and efficiency, and easier maintenance. This includes enhanced situational awareness, more strategic route planning, streamlined crew interactions, and reduced workload.

“We are honoured to work together with ST Engineering Defence Aviation Services to introduce the glass cockpit and mechanical component upgrade solutions for the Tunisian Air Force,” said Sathesh Ramiah, Vice President, Defense & Space, Asia Pacific at Honeywell Aerospace Technologies. “Honeywell’s glass cockpit represents a leap forward in modern aerospace technology, helping ensure the highest levels of safety and efficiency.”

This strategic relationship sets a new standard for global C-130 operators, addressing the widespread use of legacy configurations seen across the industry today. The CDSR solution, available in 3-display and 5-display options with large format LCD displays, flight controls, air data and altitude censors, meets the critical need for sustainability, modernisation, and supportability in the next decade. The Honeywell avionics certified for the C-130 retrofit are compatible with many of existing analogue and digital systems and sensors on the aircraft or with a range of upgrade sensor options – sustaining mission effectiveness throughout the entire operational life cycle.

The agreement was announced at the Singapore Airshow 2024. Please visit us at the Changi Exhibition Centre, Chalets CS28 and CS30 or contact your Honeywell representative for more information.