Well, average passengers certainly won't care much about this, but this would definitely be a plus with the pilots. According to Aviation International News (see link below), jetBlue will be the first airline to install dual HUD's on their aircraft (particularly the Embraer 190s).
I've heard from several opinions that the E190 EIFS is rather unintuitive, perhaps a HUD will aliveiate this somewhat.
Can anyone explain whats a HUD?
Thanks in advance.
This right here-
Like the other reply's state, it is essentially two plates of glass with a very thin monochrome LCD
display inbetween. This screen dispays vital information that allows a pilot to look out without having to look down. This is especially useful when making visual approaches.
read here for more-
From what I've read, the A320's are not HUD equipped. Perhaps that might change with the future deliveries.
They indeed have *no* HUD. I believe Airbus will make an optional HUD available in late 2006.
I also understand the 7E7 is also planned to have double HUDs and a single row of 4 giant LCDs