The A300s flown by cargo carrier UPS are to undergo a major upgrade, the airline has announced.
The UPS A300 cockpit modernisation will involve several new elements, with the installation of next generation flight management system, LCD displays, weather radar, integrated standby instrument system, ACARS and central maintenance system and the replacement of the current enhanced ground proximity warning system.
Airbus was selected to type certify the modification, supply a modification service bulletin and modification kit including all parts required to modify the aircraft. Honeywell is the primary avionics supplier.
UPS operates 52 A300s. The first will go into modification in 2019, with certification in 2020.
The airline says the upgrade the service life of its A300 fleet until 2035 or later.