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Performance testing of the primary flight instruments for the Boeing 777 airplane
Author(s): Richard I. McCartney; Lee Haim; Curt Kucera
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Paper Abstract

Honeywell provides both the primary flight instruments (EFIS and EICAS) and the FMS control and display unit (CDU) for the Boeing 777 all-glass flightdeck. In addition, the primary flight instruments are used on the new 737 scheduled to certify in 1997. These instruments feature high resolution, full color, active matrix, liquid crystal display panels. They also feature grayscale, very wide horizontal and vertical viewing angles, high contrast with an achromatic background over viewing angle, a large color gamut, temperature compensation for graylevel stability at all operating temperatures, heaters for cold temperature start-up and 100 fL brightness with a 2000:1 dimming range. This paper provides an update on the experiences gained from the use of these instruments on the flight-deck.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2734, Cockpit Displays III, (30 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241014
Show Author Affiliations
Richard I. McCartney, Honeywell Inc. (United States)
Lee Haim, Honeywell Inc. (United States)
Curt Kucera, Honeywell Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2734:
Cockpit Displays III
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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