Bakersdozen From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 335 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2321 times:
So been doing quite a bit of flying lately, both overseas and domestic, and have been getting frustrated by the lack of in flight maps on the new xm'ed aircraft. I always have a fun time matching visual cues out the window with the actual map.
I remember last year people saying that they were "testing" the maps on the CRJ's and they would be done by the fall but haven't heard anything. Is it even being worked on? How much testing needs to be done?
ScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1488 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2287 times:
i flew about a month ago from montreal to winnipeg on a CRJ-700, and while i never checked mine for any length of time, someone across the aisle had theirs set to the map. It would cut in and out between a map and some unavailable type of message(obviously wasnt working right). And From the looks of it, it didnt look that great. Imagine looking at a globe with an airplane flying above it. It wasnt an airplane image overtop looking straight down on a 2D map. It seemed it would have been kind of difficult to picture exactly what you were flying over with the way the map worked.
CGOJZ From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 49 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2053 times:
The software upgrade that included (amongst other things) the moving map feature is causing stability issues with the system. The manufacturer has been on site since late November to try to rectify a series of problems. On December 12th, the President & C.E.O. of Thales Avionics issued a written apology to all In-Flight crews for the problems currently occurring with their system.