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VC-25A Avionics Upgrade?

Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:42 am

Does the USAF plan on upgrading the avionics anytime soon to the VC-25A aircraft? As of now they still hold standard analog instruments...
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RE: VC-25A Avionics Upgrade?

Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:05 am

I believe Boeing modified the aircraft with a partial EFIS/Digital system upon initial delivery. I remember seeing a picture of the cockpit but I can't remember the specifics.
 
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RE: VC-25A Avionics Upgrade?

Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:10 am

Well, I know that it has analog instruments, but that the attitude indicator is digital... I think that's it. I saw the flight deck on the National Geographic Video AIR FORCE ONE
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RE: VC-25A Avionics Upgrade?

Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:41 pm

I believe the VC-25As were both delivered with the Mil. Spec. 1553 data bus already installed. That allows for future digital avonics (and outher new electronic equipment) to be easier to install.
 
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RE: VC-25A Avionics Upgrade?

Sat Jan 21, 2006 6:16 pm

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 3):
I believe the VC-25As were both delivered with the Mil. Spec. 1553 data bus already installed. That allows for future digital avonics (and outher new electronic equipment) to be easier to install.

I bet these puppies receive regular upgrades...and such upgrades will not be publicized.
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