Come Visit us at NBAA 2013 Booth N3124

Wireless connectivity is a hot topic in business aviation today. You probably have questions. Team members from Flight Display Systems will be available in Booth N3124 to answer your questions and demonstrate new cabin Wi-Fi products and technologies.


The latest in-flight entertainment products from Flight Display Systems.

We will be introducing the next generation JetJukebox, which streams movies, music, and other content to personal electronic devices. No internet required. Additionally, we will be displaying our new 10X PED Synchronizer/Charger, a Cabin Wi-Fi Router, a Dual USB Charger, and a few more surprises.

We’re giving away prizes all day! Come by the Flight Display Systems Booth N3124 for the demonstrations and be sure to register for one of our new Tabletop iPad Stands or our latest HD Headphones.

Hope to see you at NBAA 2013

Upgrade Your Rosen Arm LCD Monitors to Beautiful HD

Upgrade Your Rosen Arm LCD Monitors to Beautiful HD

Upgrade Your Rosen Arm Cabin LCD Monitors to Beautiful HD

Rosen arm LED display upgrade conversions are an easy sale and require no installations!

With No Wiring Changes
No Aircraft Downtime
Larger format 7.2″ or 10″ screen
Upgrade from 4:3 to wide-screen
Use existing wiring
Two year warranty
Fast turnaround
Up to 198% more viewing area!
Flight Display Systems will mount one new or one new 10.2″ LCDs on any Rosen arm and return it to you with a full two year warranty. Many Gulfstream, Falcon, Learjet, and Citation customers have already upgraded to our high-quality displays for cabin entertainment.

How Do I Do It?

Detach your arm mount and send to Flight Display Systems. We will return it with a brand new wide-screen LCD in as little as one day. Our LCDs have FAA PMA approval and a two year warranty. Many Gulfstream, Falcon, Learjet, and Citation customers have already upgraded to our high-quality displays for cabin entertainment.


Flight Display Systems Promotes Reeves to Inside Sales

Flight Display Systems Promotes Reeves to Inside SalesJoyce-Head-Shot

ALPHARETTA, Georgia — August 6, 2013 — Flight Display Systems again expands it’s sales force by promoting Joyce Reeves to Inside Sales Coordinator. Joyce will serve as the main interface for all customers calling our Alpharetta sales office. She will also coordinate sales orders and help disseminating product, service, and company information.

Joyce is a four year veteran at Flight Display Systems. After studying Computer Information Networking at Lanier Tech for two years, she joined the firm and served in the Shipping and Receiving Department. She was quickly promoted and served three and a half years as a Materials Coordinator for the manufacturing arm of the business.

Flight Display Systems Promotes Delash to Regional Sales Manager

Flight Display Systems Promotes Delash to Regional Sales Manager

ALPHARETTA, Georgia — July 25, 2013 — Flight Display Systems again expands it sales force by promoting Eric Delash to Regional Sales Manager. His new territorial responsibilities include the states of Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Eric comes from the OEM and Cabin Management Systems project management side of the business. His work with customers on numerous projects led to many sales opportunities. Eric is a lifelong aircraft enthusiast and worked as both an airline pilot and an aerial survey operations pilot. He’s extremely tech savvy and extremely current with trends in the commercial world. He’s an expert on both in-flight entertainment (IFE) and cabin management systems (CMS).

Flight Display Systems Contributes to NASA Project SOFIA


A Custom 20” Monitor Gives Scientists an Accurate Image of the Cosmos

ALPHARETTA, Georgia — July 19, 2013 — Flight Display Systems contributed to the success of NASA’s flying observatory, Project SOFIA, by designing and building a custom 20” LCD monitor. The monitor was installed in the stratospheric observatory used to monitor infrared emissions from space. The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is jointly funded by NASA and the German Aerospace Center. It consists of a very large 2.5 meter diameter telescope mounted in a retrofitted Boeing 747SP. Flight Display Systems engineered a 20” monitor that flips up from the stowed position to display the infrared readings from the SOFIA telescope.

Our experience with military grade, “ruggidized” monitors enabled us devise a unique solution for NASA project SOFIA. The monitor combined a large viewing screen with a secure, yet small form factor when stowed. On top of the standard metal enclosure we included friction grip hinges to ensure the monitor does not jostle in rough air.

Solving unique video engineering problems is a core competency of Flight Display Systems. “Military and special mission projects involving a high level of technical expertise are a major part of what we do,” said Dave Oblinger, Director of Research and Development. “Our engineers love projects that involve solving technical issues such as NASA’s SOFIA.”

About Project SOFIA

Looking at stars from the Earth’s surface only reveals part of the picture. The Earth’s atmosphere, especially it’s water vapor, inhibits a clear view of the cosmos. Space telescopes eliminate this issue, but are expensive to deploy and operate. NASA’s Project SOFIA aims to deliver a cost effective, “best of both worlds,” experience for astronomers. A flying observatory gives a much better view of the stars and is much less expensive to operate than a space telescope.

Learn more about the NASA SOFIA project at:

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Flight Display Systems Hires Technical Sales Consultant, Aria Bahawdory

Alpharetta, GA, July 16, 2013 – Flight Display Systems, a global leader in new generation custom flight displays and advanced cabin electronic solutions, today announced the appointment of Aria Bahawdory to the position of Technical Sales Consultant. Aria will function as an inside sales representative, reaching out to our dealers, aircraft owners, and operators to inform them of the many contemporary cabin options available from Flight Display Systems.

Aria has an extensive aviation background beginning with a four year tour in the U.S. Navy, where he served on the USS Wasp conducting search and rescue operations. His tour of duty included operations in Persian Gulf, Bosnia, and Haiti. After his military service, he worked as a Flight Operations Coordinator with Imagine Air Jet Services where he formulated operation policies. Most recently, Arie owned Mid Air Aerial Photography which combined his passion for flying with his love of photography.

Aria adds another dimension to our sales effort. He will identify opportunities and markets where our IFE products constitute a good fit.

Flight Display Systems Names Reed Macdonald as Chief Operating Officer

Alpharetta, GA, June 18, 2013 – Flight Display Systems today announced that Reed Macdonald has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. Reed will oversee all aspects of company operations including oversight of Research, Product Design, Manufacturing, Logistics, Customer Service, Accounting, and Finance.

We’re delighted to have Reed on board. His experience in process management and his expertise in finance is a perfect fit that helps position Flight Display Systems for future growth. Reed’s proven experience in growing small businesses and his bias toward action fit nicely with the entrepreneurial culture here at Flight Display Systems.

Reed brings fifteen years of leadership experience in technology companies within the aerospace and defense and manufacturing industries. He most recently served as CFO of MissionMobility, a Solutions Engineering company that develops and integrates secure, deployable Baseband Communication Solutions.  Reed has an MBA from Emory University and undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University.

Visit Us at the Citation Customer Conference

April 22, 2013 – Wichita, Kansas

Flight Display Systems will attend the Cessna Citation Customer Conference.

FDS will join with key Cessna experts to network and build relationships with Citation owners. FDS will be introducing several new products for 2013 tailored to integrate into the Citation. These products include:

  1. Wireless JetJukebox – a streaming media server that utilizes the Ciatations wireless router to stream movies, photos, or music to personal wireless devices such as iPads, iPhones, or Android devices
  2. Cabin Management Systems – CMS systems allow passengers to control their flight experience without leaving their seat.
  3. 17” Swing Monitor – this innovative high definition monitor “swings” into a cabin bulkhead for storage when not in use, perfect for aircraft with limited space

Visit Us at the HELI EXPO 2013 Helicopter Trade Show

Join us next week at the world’s largest helicopter tradeshow – HELI EXPO 2013. Come by Flight Display Systems Booth #C2225 for hands-on product demonstrations, hourly prize giveaways and dozens of different products on display.

Hope to see you there.

HELI-EXPO 2013     LAS VEGAS, NEVADA     MARCH 5 – 7, 2013