westindian425
Posts: 729
Joined: Sat May 15, 2004 7:46 am

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

Neil
God did not create aircraft pilots to be on the ground
 
IslipWN
Posts: 1082
Joined: Mon May 10, 2004 1:05 am

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?

Joe
 
westindian425
Posts: 729
Joined: Sat May 15, 2004 7:46 am

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

Neil
God did not create aircraft pilots to be on the ground
 
Cactus739
Posts: 2245
Joined: Mon Jan 19, 2004 6:41 am

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....

You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
 
AA777MIA
Posts: 671
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2003 10:30 am

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...
 
westindian425
Posts: 729
Joined: Sat May 15, 2004 7:46 am

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).

Neil
God did not create aircraft pilots to be on the ground
 
AA777MIA
Posts: 671
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2003 10:30 am

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?
 
OPNLguy
Posts: 11191
Joined: Tue Jun 15, 1999 11:29 am

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
ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
 
westindian425
Posts: 729
Joined: Sat May 15, 2004 7:46 am

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.

Neil
God did not create aircraft pilots to be on the ground
 
Mir
Posts: 19163
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2004 3:55 am

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?
7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
 
westindian425
Posts: 729
Joined: Sat May 15, 2004 7:46 am

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.

Neil
God did not create aircraft pilots to be on the ground
 
WidgetBoi
Posts: 1395
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2004 9:57 am

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.

jeremy
 
User avatar
Aeroflot777
Posts: 3037
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2004 2:19 pm

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.
 
westindian425
Posts: 729
Joined: Sat May 15, 2004 7:46 am

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

Neil
God did not create aircraft pilots to be on the ground
 
DfwRevolution
Posts: 8729
Joined: Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:31 pm

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.


This right here-


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Michael Ciasullo
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Brett B. Despain



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-
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

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos