For over 40 years, Hutchinson Stop-choc has been designing and manufacturing illuminated control panels and displays for both civil and military aircraft as well as simulators, training aids and other non-aviation applications such railway, naval systems and road vehicles. We design, manufacture, test and inspect all our solutions in-house providing greater control and flexibility of supply.

Our Control and Display System capabilities range from illuminated cockpit control panels, light plates and switch panels to various display bezels and keyboard interfaces. These units are manufactured from aluminium or acrylic, with integrated PCBs and can include a range of special features such as programmable switch legends, annunciators, toggle switches, rotary switches, miniature filament lamps, LED or electroluminescent lighting.

We specialise in all types of illumination including LED, incandescent and electroluminescent with or without Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatibility. Our NVIS illuminated panel range and NVG compatible lighting / display equipment are manufactured in accordance with stringent specifications: MIL-STD-3009 Classes A, B and C, MIL-DTL-7788H, MIL-P-3009, MIL-PRF-22885G, PAN 6832, SAE-AS18012.

Hutchinson Stop-choc also offer full repair and refurbishment services for illuminated cockpit control panels, light plates, switch panels, bezels and displays. This is fully backed up by our engineering support, onsite testing and inspection capabilities.

Our sales engineers are available for a free consultation to discuss how we can assist with your requirements.  For further information, please contact us.