AirCanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1513 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6034 times:
Have you ever notice in the flight deck when the airplane is on approach for landing you can hear the computer voice tell the pilots how many feet before touching the ground?. It starts from 500 feet then 400, 300, 200, 100 and 50feet. Well I notice on KLM a/c they have female computer voice while other airlines have male voice. Do you know any other airline have female voice.? If you click on this link and click on the first video which was mentioin in other thread you can hear the female computer voice during approaching to landing. http://www.biff.nl/filmpjes.htm on flight level 350 site they have cool videos for landing too. http://flightlevel350.com Any comments appreciate
KensukeAida From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 217 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5955 times:
On Airbus and Boeing, CAWS is a fully programmable system, so I think you can put anything you want in there memory permitting. Default on A, it's a guy with British accent, and default on B it's a guy with an American accent. On the Boeing 737 at least there is provision for "60ft" for instance if the customer wants custom altitude readouts.
Psychologically speaking, it's been proven that stressed out male pilots respond better to a calm female voice. That's why fighter planes have "bitchin' betty".
Derik737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 333 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5861 times:
The Honeywell EGPWS computer which is used in most commercial air transport aircraft today can be programmed to use over 100 different altitude/minimums callouts.
Some of these callout menus use a female voice, most use a male voice. Boeing selects a few of them for standard options. The airline can change them if desired by changing the option wiring (very easy to do).
Here are two examples:
50 ABOVE (female voice),
DECIDE (female voice),
(female voice @2500),
1000, 100, 50, 30, 20, 10
Refer to menu 54 for male
1000(B), 500(B), 100, 50,
40, 30, 20, 10
Only available on 777-
737-600/700/800/IGW. (B stands for baro callout).