New STC switch panels from Duncan Aviation


A Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) part has been created by Duncan Aviation for the bezel surrounding an odd-shaped cut-out left when replacing the Audio International switch panel on low-serial CL-300 aircraft.

In the past, upgrading to a newer Collins Aerospace Venue CMS required making modifications to the drinkrails because of the dog-ear-shaped cut-out.

The Duncan Aviation part with PMA creates a new bezel to surround the contemporary, touchscreen panel from the Venue CMS when owner/operators opt to replace the obsolete switch panel found in CL-300 aircraft with low serial numbers.

“Our interior teams can paint, plate or hydrodip the panels to make the new panels flow with the aesthetics of the interior design,” said Scott Kruce, avionics sales rep at Duncan Aviation. “This is an excellent solution for our customers with low-serial-number CL-300s who have an obsolete Audio International CMS and want to upgrade to the Collins Venue CMS with its touchscreen control panels while avoiding the major modifications to the woodwork in the drinkrails.”

Duncan Aviation’s engineering team and its Duncan Manufacturing Solutions (DMS) team collaborated to create not just the STC but also a part that will house the new Collins Aerospace touchscreen panel. The STC covers the part necessary to fill the cut-out and Duncan Aviaiton will provide whatever finish the customer envisions.

Duncan Aviation has replaced two of the old switch panels and bezels to date. The STC and parts are now available, and the parts, manufactured by DMS, are available with the Collins Aerospace Service Bulletin (CSBRS-210054-01 (Rev. A).

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