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DAC International renews distribution agreement with Esterline Avionics Systems

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DAC INTERNATIONAL INC. (DAC), a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP, announced today the renewal of its worldwide partnership agreement for the distribution of the Esterline CMA-6800 LCD Display and GPS sensor products. Esterline Avionics Systems is a major supplier of cockpit avionics systems and advanced displays to the aerospace market, including airframe manufacturers, airlines, military agencies and government customers around the world.

“We are extremely pleased to continue our partnership with Esterline. We believe the current products offer our customers a cost-effective solution for both aging ED-800’s but also GPS products to meet the current ADS-B mandate,” said DAC International’s

President Cisco Hernandez.

DAC distributes the Esterline CMA-6800 LCD Display Product in addition to the CMA3024 GPS sensor product in aftermarket pursuits. DAC currently holds a AML STC that includes the Hawker 800/800xp/1000, Bombardier’s Challenger 601-3A/3R, Dash 8-100/200/300, 415 Superscooper, Cessna Citation 650, Dassault Falcon 900, Fokker 50 and the Gulfstream III. In addition, DAC has received a Sikorsky S76B/C Supplemental Type Certificate for the Esterline CMA-6800 Display. The STC includes the S76C+ and S76C++ models.

The CMA-6800 Electronic LCD Display System was designed as a modern form, fit, and function replacement to the legacy Honeywell ED-800 Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) displays.

DAC is currently working on a Part 25 AML ADS-B STC for installation of dual Becker BXT6553 Transponders to meet the requirements of FAA AC20-16B (ADS-B Out). This STC will replace the Honeywell (Primus II) RCZ-85(X) Mode S Transponders with Becker BXT6553 transponders along with

DAC-3024-ADS-B STC kit (includes CMA-3024 GNSSU as a position source).

About DAC International Inc.

DAC International Inc., a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP, is a worldwide distributor of avionics, test equipment, data converters and aviation supplies. The company has an FAA approved manufacturing and development facility, holding several STC’s, PMA’s and TSO’s.  Products are compliant with DO-160, MIL-STD-810C and MIL-STD-461F, containing software that meets the objectives of DO-178B, Levels A thru E.  For more information on DAC International or its products and service offerings, including Esterline products, visit

About Esterline Avionics Systems 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 its focus is on delivering innovative cockpit systems integration, avionics and display solutions to its customers worldwide. Esterline Corporation (NYSE:ESL), is a specialized aerospace and defense company headquartered in Bellevue, WA, that employs over 13,000 people worldwide.

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