Millennium International Avionics announced the availability of a new program dedicated to operators utilizing GE/Smiths Multipurpose Control Display Units (MCDUs). Aimed at reducing overall cost of ownership and extending useful life of this equipment, Millennium is now offering an engineered repair with upgraded subassembly component parts including repair using brand new LCD Screen, LED Backlight Assembly and more robust Keyboard with Backlit LED buttons, allowing units to be repaired instead of the expensive alternative of complete replacement.
Millennium International can repair or overhaul your MCDU with several options for subassembly parts including repair using brand new LCD Screen, which replaces the previous obsolete LCD, yielding an alternative to upgrading to the new, more expensive models.
Also available is a new, more durable LED Backlit Keyboard that includes improved liquid impingement protection and a more rugged design to protect against pen strikes.
Finally, a redesigned Backlight Assembly can be installed with upgraded LED lighting. This replaces the previous CCFL bulb and effectively reduces operating temperatures, thus extending LCD screen life.
These repairs can be completed separately or in combination with one another and in lieu of the costly replacement of the entire unit, while still extending the life of the complete unit. A 5-year warranty is available if the LCD screen and LED Backlight are repaired together, otherwise a 2-year warranty is provided.
“Our approach to engineering capability has been focused on providing the operator options to mitigate avionics obsolescence, thereby reducing overall cost of ownership. Our long-term relationships with legacy manufacturers and suppliers allow us to provide unparalleled support to our customers which extends far beyond original OEM support.” said Claude Peoples, senior vice president.