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JetBlue To Install Dual HUD's On Embraer 190s

Fri Aug 13, 2004 8:38 am

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 also learned that Southwest had HUD's installed on all of their 400+ 737 fleet (although only on the Captain's side).

http://www.ainonline.com/issues/08_04/08_04-blazingtrailp58.html

Looks like the corporate pilots would not be able to boast about flying aircraft with the best in avionics anymore.  Smile

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RE: JetBlue To Install Dual HUD's On Embraer 190s

Fri Aug 13, 2004 8:46 am

Will the new B6 Embraer 190's have ptv's also?

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RE: JetBlue To Install Dual HUD's On Embraer 190s

Fri Aug 13, 2004 8:53 am

Yes, the Embraer 190s will have PTVs.

I also found a corresponding link on Embraer's website:

http://www.embraer.com/english/content/imprensa/press_release.asp?press_release_id=831&ano=2004

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RE: JetBlue To Install Dual HUD's On Embraer 190s

Fri Aug 13, 2004 8:55 am

HUD is heads up display correct?

I thought Alaska had those....

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RE: JetBlue To Install Dual HUD's On Embraer 190s

Fri Aug 13, 2004 8:56 am

Yes, other airlines have HUD, but not many if any have dual HUD...
 
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RE: JetBlue To Install Dual HUD's On Embraer 190s

Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:03 am

Now that you mention it, Aa777mia, what other airlines do have it? I am aware of FedEx as well (although, again, only on the left seat).

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RE: JetBlue To Install Dual HUD's On Embraer 190s

Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:08 am

If I recall correctly I believe AA has it on the 737's only in the left seat, and I know that Alaska has it... Anyone else know?
 
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RE: JetBlue To Install Dual HUD's On Embraer 190s

Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:21 am

The linked article is incorrect, in that -all- SWA 737s are HGS-equipped, as the-200s are not, and never will be. Once the last -200s retire in January, -then- all SWA aircrat will be HGS-equipped.

Maybe they were "predicting the future'  Big grin
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RE: JetBlue To Install Dual HUD's On Embraer 190s

Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:37 am

Well, now that makes perfect sense, OPNLguy. I didn't even consider the -200 series. You make a good point.

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RE: JetBlue To Install Dual HUD's On Embraer 190s

Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:45 am

Does JetBlue have HUDs on their 320s, or plan to install them?
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RE: JetBlue To Install Dual HUD's On Embraer 190s

Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:52 am

From what I've read, the A320's are not HUD equipped. Perhaps that might change with the future deliveries.

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RE: JetBlue To Install Dual HUD's On Embraer 190s

Fri Aug 13, 2004 11:51 am

I'm not sure about the rest of the fleet, but I know Delta's 737-832s are equipped with HUDs.

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RE: JetBlue To Install Dual HUD's On Embraer 190s

Fri Aug 13, 2004 10:14 pm

Can anyone explain whats a HUD?
Thanks in advance.
 
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RE: JetBlue To Install Dual HUD's On Embraer 190s

Sat Aug 14, 2004 4:57 am

HUD stands for Heads Up Display. It's a device (originally designed for military aircraft) that allows the pilot to see vital information, such as airspeed, altitude, and HSI while still looking ahead of the aircraft, keeping the pilot's head up, instead of looking down at the instruments. Corporate aviation had adopted this technology a while back, and it appears that the airlines are catching up. Now if they could just beat Gulfstream to the enhanced vision system, that would be great.  Smile

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RE: JetBlue To Install Dual HUD's On Embraer 190s

Sat Aug 14, 2004 5:23 am

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.


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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.

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http://www.boeing.com/commercial/news/feature/737tech.html

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

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