Concorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1354 times:
Why does American Airlines use the analogue and semi-efis (i don't know the exact names, where the Attitude, and the HSI are glass, but the engine gauges aren't) cockpits on their md-80's, but others have analogue attitude and hsi.
AA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1290 times:
My guess would be the new cockpit verses the older cockpit... and im thinking if you qualified for one, you are qualified for the other... maybe like the 767-200/300.. if qualified for one, you can fly the other... althought i could be wrong
Corsair2 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1278 times:
MD-80 flight decks started out with all analog type instrumentation on the MD-81. Beginning with the MD-82 flight decks, an EADI and EHSI (electronic attitude director indicator and electronic horizontal situation indicator) became available. The airspeed indicator, altimeter and VSI though were still analog type. Not until launch customer Delta Airlines ordered the MD-88 were the EADI and EHSI standard. The MD-88 also offered modernized engine instruments with N1, EPR, N2, and EGT with digital readouts. It took until the 717, a derivative of the MD-80/90 series, to go completely digital with a six tube EFIS flight deck.
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AAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3522 posts, RR: 45
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1246 times:
AA's early delivery MD80's were all analog cockpit displays. Later deliveries contained EFIS [electronic flight instrument system] and AA was just beginning a slow retrofit program as I upgraded off of the MD80 fleet. AFAIK, all AA MD80s are EFIS and GPS equipped.
All AA MD80 pilots were qualified to fly all AA MD80 aircraft except for ex-QQ airplanes. Those required special "differences" course provided to west coast based AA pilots, but did not include ex-QQ MD90 aircraft. MD90s were considered a different type aircraft and MD90 pilots were not (no longer) qualified to fly MD80s and MD80 pilots were (never) qualified to fly MD90s --at least that's how AA handled things.
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