Our JetJukebox is mentioned in Avionics News Magazine

FDS Avionics’ JetJukebox media streaming device is designed for owner/operators who want cabin-wide entertainment and file-sharing capabilities, but don’t need the off-aircraft connectivity capabilities.

“The whole idea of a system like this is to declutter the aircraft cabin and remove all the excess weight and installation considerations of mounted displays and their hardware,”
sated Eric Delash, regional sales manager for FDS Avionics. “Today, everybody carries their own personal display in the form of an iPad, smartphone or laptop computer. JetJukebox is a wireless media streaming device that allows up to eight passengers to stream movies, music, PowerPoint presentations and moving maps on these personal displays.

“When connected to the aircraft’s GPS or FMS, the JetJukebox provides a moving map – and now we are introducing our new high-resolution map display.”

Dave Dodson, the company’s marketing director, explained that another advantage of the system is, when connected to a Wi-Fi router, passengers can share data wirelessly.

“The unit is basically a high-end file server with robust, high-capacity SSDs,” Dodson said. “JetJukebox is device agnostic, so it works perfectly with any personal electronic device a passenger may bring on the aircraft. Content can either be pre-loaded on the system via a portable USB drive or transferred from a PC to the internal storage.

“The JetJukebox has a built-in 1 terabyte SSD. With the ability to use external drives, the amount of available media is practically unlimited.”

The base price for the JetJukebox is $29,600 – well within the ready of anyone flying this category of aircraft.

Flight Display Systems to Exhibit at POPA Annual Convention

We love Pilatus. Join us at the 18th Annual Operations and Safety Convention in Savannah, GA. You can find us in Booth 16 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.

Flight Display Systems team will be on hand to demonstrate our Smart Cabin Management System and the latest generation JetJukebox.

About The POPA Annual Convention

The POPA 18th Annual Operations & Safety Convention provides members with a prime opportunity to attend informative seminars and lectures focused on safety, network with other Pilatus PC-12 owners and pilots and talk with vendors of equipment designed for the PC-12.

Come see us at EBACE 2014

Flight Display Systems will be exhibiting at this year’s EBACE in Geneva Switzerland May 20-22. Stop by booth 5018 to learn about High-Definition displays and components, plus the latest in wireless cabin products. Get a demonstration of the latest generation JetJukebox.

EBACE 2014 -booth-map

Flight Display Systems will be in booth 5018.

The JetJukebox provides wireless streaming video, music and more to your personal electronic device. No internet connection required.

We are engineering the leading edge of aircraft wireless technology with the centerpiece being our JetJukebox platform. Mesh wireless with our maturing cabin management systems and IFE components and you’ve got a very sophisticated system.

Flight Display Systems will also be showcasing Smart Cabin, an innovative convergence of cabin management, in-flight entertainment, and wireless connectivity. Smart Cabin is built on a very robust cabin management system paired with the next generation JetJukebox. The wireless capabilities of the JetJukebox allow just about any carry on personal electronic device to control cabin components.

The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE 2014) is Europe’s premier business aviation event, bringing together hundreds of exhibitors displaying the latest aircraft and aviation equipment. It’s the only event that offers top experts in aircraft finance, legal compliance, service contracting and other specialists for guidance on business aircraft use. It’s also the place where more than 12,000 attendees can hear directly from government leaders from Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere, while visiting more than 400 expected exhibitors.

Law Enforcement Focus in April Air Beat Magazine

The April issue of Air Beat magazine contains a feature article on our rugged cockpit displays.

Read the full article here.


By Michael Fernandez

You’ve heard all the advertising buzzwords/cliches before. Fast. Reliable. Rugged. Easy-to-use. But if you’re in the military or law enforcement, here’s what you know about those words: Actions speak louder than cliches. The systems and displays in your aircraft have to work. They have to work exceptionally well. And they have to work now. There’s no time for, “Now which button do I push?” or “I’ll need to adjust this a couple of times to get it in the right spot” when lives are on the line.

That’s the thing about Flight Display Systems. The company gets it.

The journey to this day began over a decade ago with one small step for the traveler, but one giant leap for the aviation industry. The company saw a need and created the Flight Display Moving Map to fill it. The moving map provided passengers with a live map of their flight, plus pertinent flight data such as altitude, speed and distance-to-destination. Compared to previous products, the Flight Display Moving Map was less expensive, faster and easier to install. The device proved to be so popular, it propelled the production of products that would set the standard in cabin management systems.

For the Flight Display Systems crew, the logical next step was displays. The customers were begging for it, and the main beneficiaries of the company’s new rugged aviation displays were military and law enforcement.

They were trying to use civilian vehicles for specific missions. The civilian vehicle was not set up for an infrared camera or hailer or microwave antennae or all the different things they’ve added to those aircraft. So we’ve been able to make modifications to make them usable in those vehicles. Today, everything needs to be faster, smaller, lighter, high-definition.

That, in a nutshell, is what Flight Display Systems does for the military and law enforcement. Over the years, the company has developed a full line of rugged displays that are lab and field tested.

The Flipper is a 5-, 7- or 10-inch monitor designed and configured to display in the most open of spaces or in the tightest of quarters. The thin LCDs flip into position when needed and are stowed when not in use. The 7- and 10-inch Flippers are widescreen format for more viewing area. Flippers are available with NVG and highbright capabilities.

In addition to the smaller Flippers, Flight Display Systems has developed a full line of high-definition displays from 7 to 21.5 inches. These widescreen monitors allow for more content to be displayed in a smaller space. Replacing outdated CRT displays and tiny LCD monitors offers a tactical advantage when making critical decisions.

To simplify planning and installation, Flight Display Systems has created Fly HD, an end-to-end system comprised of source equipment, backbone architecture and displays optimized for high-definition. With minimal lead time, the engineers at Flight Display Systems can design and manufacture custom hardware to perform in extreme conditions. Products are environmental, EFI, EMI, RFT, shock, vibration and magnetic anomaly tested to DO-160 standards.

Mission-ready features include night vision compliance with front-mounted switches that toggle to display low intensity mode for compatibility with night vision equipment. High-bright mode allows operation in ambient light conditions. Larger displays offer quad split screen, which can display four video inputs simultaneously. Certain displays can be equipped with resistive or capacitive touchscreens.

Video input options include HD-SDI, DVI, HDMI, component, VGA, S-Video and composite. The most exciting is HD-SDI, or high-definition serial digital interface. This standard, used in broadcast television, delivers 1.5 Gbps of uncompressed video through RG-179 coax cables. Using this standard eliminates many of the converters required to connect switches to monitors, and fewer converters means lighter weight and lower project costs.

Flight Display Systems products are indeed mission-ready. Many of the display solutions offer USB ports that allow access to system computers. Mounting solutions include rugged articulating arms, rack mounts, hinge mounts and slide mounts. Heated glass can be added to account for low temperature situations.

Also at the ready are Flight Display Systems representatives, your connection to performance excellence. It’s all a reflection of the company’s devotion to aviation.

What we do is accessories, so as an airplane is introduced, there is always some functionality that wasn’t thought of at the inception of the airplane, the cockpit or the certification of the airplane. We provide a window that introduces those devices into the airplane and make it user friendly for the crew and passengers. We enjoy the challenges of making custom applications for people so that they get the most out of what they want.

AEA 2014 New Products Presentation

“Last year was another exciting year at Flight Display Systems with several new products being developed for our 3 business segments.

These segments include:

Cabin Management Systems
Inflight Entertainment, and
Government/Special Mission
Today’s presentation will focus on new IFE and CMS related products.”

Handbook of Business Aviation Reports on Our New Auxiliary Input Panel

Flight Display Systems has released an HD-SDI version of its Auxiliary Input Panel. When installed near a seat in a private jet, the panel provides audio and video inputs the for the Smart Cabin CMS. Specifically it provides composite video, VGA, HDMI, and left/right audio input.

Get the full story at the Handbook of Business Aviation website.

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AIN Online Covers New Product Intros at AEA

“Flight Display Systems (Booth 700), based in Alpharetta, Ga., is showcasing six new products at the 57th annual AEA International Convention and Trade Show, being held March 12 to 14 in Nashville, Tenn. Smart Cabin CMS combines control of cabin management, in-flight entertainment and wireless connectivity, allowing passengers to use their own personal electronic device to control HD video equipment, cabin lighting, audio and more.”

Get the full story at AIN Online

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Heli-Expo 2014 Report from RotorHub Magazine

Flight Display Systems will use the Heli-Expo exhibition to launch its new cabin management system for fixed-wing and rotary aircraft, dubbed ‘Smart Cabin’.

Read the full story here.

See us at AEA 2014 – Booth 700

Join Us at the AEA 2014 International Convention and Trade Show

Some very exciting things will be happening in booth #700 at this year’s AEA International Convention and Trade Show.

  • Watch a JetJukebox demo and get a free iPad stand
  • Be one of the first to hear about Smart Cabin CMS


The show will be hosted at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. The dates for the event are March 12-15, 2014.


The yellow booth indicates the location of Flight Display Systems

Flight Display Systems will be showcasing Smart Cabin, an innovative convergence of cabin management, in-flight entertainment, and wireless connectivity. Smart Cabin is built on a very robust cabin management system paired with the next generation JetJukebox. The wireless capabilities of the JetJukebox allow just about any carry on personal electronic device to control cabin components.

JetJukebox also streams movies, music and other types of content to personal electronic devices. It also allows passengers to share content. The latest generation adds cabin management capabilities.

ABOUT the AEA International Convention and Trade Show
The 57th Annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show is a unique opportunity to connect with manufacturers, distributors, technicians and business leaders as we shape the future of avionics together.