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Primary flight instruments for the Boeing 777 airplane
Author(s): Richard I. McCartney; James H. Ackerman
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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. These instruments feature high resolution, full color, active matrix, liquid crystal display panels. Both the CDU and the D-Size Display Unit features 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. The display system architecture, optical performance and key LCD technology features are reviewed here.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2219, Cockpit Displays, (17 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177772
Show Author Affiliations
Richard I. McCartney, Honeywell Phoenix Technology Ctr. (United States)
James H. Ackerman, Honeywell Phoenix Technology Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2219:
Cockpit Displays
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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