EMB 135-145 airplanes up to a certain point in time from start of production came with the Mark I cockpit which has the standby steam gauges you see in the second picture. After a certain time, the Mark II
cockpit was implemented with the ISIS and dual WX
radar control heads. The Mark II
brought the RMUs onto the dash and the FMS units onto the forward pedestal. A few other things moved around, but all the same things were still there somewhere. That should answer the original thread starter's questions with real facts.
And as for the cheapshot express...
|Quoting KAUSpilot (Reply 7):|
As far as the chittycaca (sp? ) planes, I haven't seen any with dual CDU's, they were probably too cheap for that and went with the inferior single CDU option on all their ERJ's. Some of them do have the ISIS and elevated RMU's....there is simply a blank spot where the additional CDU would have gone (kind of sad).
I guess it's kind of sad (using your phrase) that your company thinks you need 2 units when 1 does the job fine. Checked the MEL
lately? (2 installed 0 required)
I used to work for AX
and they had a whole bunch of second hand planes with various configurations (2 honeywell, 1 honeywell, 1 universal, 2 universal). They were all as shit as each other.
How is the Houston Koolaid factory doing these days anyway?
I await your next cheapshot and Chautauqua bash session with baited breath.
|Quoting DashTrash (Reply 9):|
Coex uses the Honeywell FMZ box, while Chautauqua uses the UNS. I've used them both. An airline that opts for the Universal is just screaming "cheap!".
Here's the story with that one. Every 135/145 that CHQ
flies has a Honeywell. The only planes that have Universal FMSs are the 140s that operate as AA
Connection out of STL
. The reason that this particular group of airplanes have this layout is because when the AA
contract was signed, the planes were ordered with AE
specs so that AE
could take them if and when the contract expired. So who's really cheap? American Eagle according to your logic. Nice cheapshot attempt though...
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