Apr 21. 2023
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The world of aviation is changing rapidly. The rollercoaster ride of the past two years, with unexpected highs and lows, has profoundly impacted demands on Air...
Building on Thales’s leading position in aircraft connectivity, Avionics 2020 has been developed to be adapted to a connected environment.
|Avionics 2020: a star is born
After reaching a threshold for the complexity and number of functionalities which could be included in the current designs of cockpit architecture, the need to redefine the cockpit system of the future was crucial for Thales.
Why a new cockpit design?
In 2011, Thales developed the ODICIS (One Display for a Cockpit Interactive Solution) concept, based on a single screen benefitting from more flexibility to organize information within the cockpit and with hands-on direct interaction for the pilot.
Avionics 2020 has been developed upon this initial concept. Inspired by ODICIS, this new-generation cockpit has been enhanced by the use of new mature technologies in order to be available for entry into service by 2020.
Who is it designed for?
Avionics 2020 is aimed at both civil and military applications across all market segments, including commercial air transport, business jets, helicopters, and military fighters and trainers. It has been especially designed for pilots and crews to ease flight operations by reducing or optimizing workload, especially during periods of high activity levels, i.e. take-off, landing and approach.
Avionics 2020 meets aircraft manufacturers’ and operators’ needs as well to deliver new safety improvements, optimize mission efficiency by minimizing fuel burn or aircraft maintenance costs, reduce costs of implementation, installation and integration, as well as create differentiation through customized, adaptable solutions which can easily evolve throughout the aircraft life cycle.