mandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6409 posts, RR: 74 Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1350 times:
If what you mean is EFIS (Electronic Flight Instrumentation System), which can have CRTs (Cathode Ray Tubes... aka TVs) or LCDs... CRTs came first, LCDs later.
First generation EFIS in airliners were installed on the 757/767, A300-600 and A310...
757/767 included PFD, ND, EICAS (Engine Instrumentation and Crew Alerting System... A300-600 and A310 included PDF, ND, and CAM (Crew Alert Monitor). Later on the 737-300 had EFIS which only had PFD and ND... and the 744s and A320s were the first to have the 2nd gen EFIS... ie: analogue instruments are only on the standby instruments.
Quoting kimon (Reply 2): I mean whereby the flight crew can see the back of the plane as well as other blind spots.
That is the external view cameras... Whilst airlines have installed the system for passenger views... it only became standard for large planes starting with the 773 and A346... this is not for blind spots, but to assist in taxiing due to the loooooooong (I mean long) wheelbase... therefore reducing the chance of the aircraft's main wheels becoming wheelbarrows in the airport gardens
When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !
kimon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1213 times:
B77W:I did not realise that you can select which screen you can view the the GMC (Ground Manoeuvering Cameras)
but usually at the bottom.
Does anyone have some cool shots of the GMC in action?
Can't find info on the 787, but considering its roughly the size of the A330 it would seem wasteful to install cameras that won't be used much. The 747-8 on the other hand is longer than the A346 and will most likely need cameras.