FARNBOROUGH, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Jul 11, 2016) - (Farnborough International Airshow) -- Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) (NYSE: ESL) is pleased to announce that it has received STC Approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) upgrade on ATR 42/72 aircraft with its CMA-6800 Display Solution.

The CMA-6800 is a modern, Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Display (AMLCD), form-fit and function interchangeable solution for legacy Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) displays. There is absolutely no change in cockpit operations since the unit is installed seamlessly with existing symbol generators and control panels.

The CMA-6800 display operates at a cooler temperature and offers significant improvements in reliability and weight, and lower life-cycle costs compared with legacy CRTs. It is the optimal, cost-effective alternative to replacing old CRT displays. The upgrade can be quickly done with no retraining required and with minimum disruption to aircraft operations. The design of the CMA-6800 also has built-in I/O and processor provisions to add functional capabilities for current and future mandates.

"Our goal is to help customers solve their aging CRT problems," said Patrick Champagne, Vice President Products, Display Solutions, Esterline CMC Electronics. "Our solution provides operators with the latest technology in a new, reliable and cost-effective display that eliminates the obsolescence concerns associated with CRTs. The CMA-6800 LCD display is designed to drive down maintenance costs and offer significant savings over the life of the aircraft. It provides operators with a simple and innovative plug-and-play upgrade solution that extends the life of their existing cockpits."

For more information, please contact us or visit our website at http://www.esterline.com/avionicssystems.

The CMC Electronics (CMC) brand within Esterline Avionics Systems has achieved an international reputation for innovation and excellence in the design and manufacture of electronics products for the military and commercial aviation markets. The company's focus is on delivering innovative cockpit systems integration and avionics solutions to its customers worldwide. CMC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Esterline Corporation (NYSE: ESL) (www.esterline.com), a specialized aerospace and defense company headquartered in Bellevue, WA, that employs over 13,000 people worldwide.