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787 Electronic Window Shade In Other Aircraft?  
User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3068 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4668 times:

One thing that the 787 has, which I think is great is the electronic window shade.

My question is, would other aircraft be able to implement this. Could say a 737 be refitted with this down the line? Does Boeing have any plans for something like this, as part of an updated sky interior?

Also, does Airbus have any plans to implement this on the A350, and if not, does the design have the ability to have this changed? Or would doing this violate any patent law?

I believe that all airplanes should have electronic window shades, giving people who had the window seat the ability to see out, while not causing any undesired light for people sleeping, watching IFE, etc.

On a side note, what would happen if a technical problem happens, such as the buttons controlling the shade stop working? Are we at risk of having night flights where one faulty shade gives the cabin undesired light?

-CXfirst


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User currently offlinebonusonus From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4439 times:

I believe it will be an option on the CSeries.

User currently offlineEmirates202 From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3744 times:

EK has them on all it's A380's, after A6-EDC, in F, and in J on A6-EDP as far as I know. They also have them on most 777L's and 777W's in F that have the suites, and in most J cabins, with the newer aircraft

-Saketh



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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9642 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3694 times:

Quoting CXfirst (Thread starter):

My question is, would other aircraft be able to implement this. Could say a 737 be refitted with this down the line? Does Boeing have any plans for something like this, as part of an updated sky interior?

I don't think it is planned for the 737MAX. The additional wiring would likely pose a bit of a problem to add it into an existing design.



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User currently offlineaogdesk From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 935 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3555 times:

Quoting CXfirst (Thread starter):
what would happen if a technical problem happens, such as the buttons controlling the shade stop working? Are we at risk of having night flights where one faulty shade gives the cabin undesired light?

AFAIK, that might be a possibility. The fail safe 'position' for this technology is clear/transparent. The technology to darken windows has been around for quite some time, but it would previously fail to a dark/shaded condition.


User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9642 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3485 times:

Quoting aogdesk (Reply 4):
Quoting CXfirst (Thread starter):
what would happen if a technical problem happens, such as the buttons controlling the shade stop working? Are we at risk of having night flights where one faulty shade gives the cabin undesired light?

AFAIK, that might be a possibility. The fail safe 'position' for this technology is clear/transparent. The technology to darken windows has been around for quite some time, but it would previously fail to a dark/shaded condition.

I think the backup procedure would be a safety card or two jammed into the window to block light. Same thing that a resourceful FA would do when one of the old plastic shades gets stuck.



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User currently offlinehal9213 From Germany, joined May 2009, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3299 times:

Quoting Emirates202 (Reply 2):
EK has them on all it's A380's, after A6-EDC, in F, and in J on A6-EDP as far as I know. They also have them on most 777L's and 777W's in F that have the suites, and in most J cabins, with the newer aircraft

What you mean is a motor driven classic window shade operated with buttons. I believe, the OP means the electrochromatic dimmable glas windows.


User currently offlineEmirates202 From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2993 times:

Quoting hal9213 (Reply 6):

Oh ok. Didn't understand what he meant.



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