propilot83
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Heads Up Display Unit

Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:20 pm

On the next generation Boeing 737's, airlines can add the HUD system as an accessory for the pilots for better visualization of flying through weather, landing, etc. I know that the HUD is also available on the newer Boeing 787, however is this also considered an accessory for the airlines? Do they have to pay more for having the HUD on their 787s? What other Boeing aircraft besides the 737, 777, and 787 are the HUD available on?
 
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RE: Heads Up Display Unit

Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:47 pm

Sorry to be pedantic, but a HUD is a Head Up Display. A "heads up" is something else entirely.
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RE: Heads Up Display Unit

Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:19 pm

It's actually a HGS, Head up Guidance System, so you all wrong!  Big grin

It's a $250,000 available option for the Q400. In the US, Horizon and Lynx Aviation have them installed on their aircraft.

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RE: Heads Up Display Unit

Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:52 am



Quoting TheGreatChecko (Reply 5):
It's a $250,000 available option for the Q400

Is that figure for both sides or just for the captain?

Okie
 
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RE: Heads Up Display Unit

Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:49 am



Quoting Okie (Reply 7):
Is that figure for both sides or just for the captain?

Pretty sure that's captain seat only. As long as the HUD subject is active, when will EVS (Enhanced Vision Systems) become more common? You see them on bizjets, and military, but it seems the airlines don't see the advantage. Is it possible this isn't necessary for your average Boeing or Airbus?
 
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RE: Heads Up Display Unit

Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:13 am



Quoting TheGreatChecko (Reply 5):
It's actually a HGS, Head up Guidance System, so you all wrong!

I'm going to be even more pedantic now just for fun...
The HUD is part of the HGS...  Smile So even you're wrong (though not completely)  Smile
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RE: Heads Up Display Unit

Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:49 pm



Quoting Njxc500 (Reply 4):
when will EVS (Enhanced Vision Systems) become more common? You see them on bizjets, and military, but it seems the airlines don't see the advantage

As I posted a few months ago FEDEX IS adding HUD/EVS to the MD-11 fleet. I've flown one but it was day VFR and now they have been deactivared due to some small alignment prob.It is very nice.
 
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RE: Heads Up Display Unit

Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:28 am



Quoting Propilot83 (Thread starter):
Do they have to pay more for having the HUD on their 787s?

No. Dual HUD's are standard on the 787.

Tom.
 
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RE: Heads Up Display Unit

Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:48 am

Awesome, that means every airline who owns a 787 no matter what version, well have that huge HGS, it will be quite an exhilirating experience for the pilots first hand. Not only the HGS, but the beautiful creativity of the glass cockpit, with digital touch screen circuit breakers and not buttons like on old planes! Go Boeing!  Wink
 
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RE: Heads Up Display Unit

Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:52 am



Quoting Propilot83 (Reply 8):
Awesome, that means every airline who owns a 787 no matter what version, well have that huge HGS, it will be quite an exhilirating experience for the pilots first hand.

If they choose to use it. You can flip the HUD combiner up if you don't want to use it...I suspect some airlines might not, just for procedural reasons.

Quoting Propilot83 (Reply 8):
Not only the HGS, but the beautiful creativity of the glass cockpit, with digital touch screen circuit breakers and not buttons like on old planes!

Dear lord, I wish they were touch screens. They're not.

Tom.
 
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RE: Heads Up Display Unit

Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:16 am

Hmmmm.....I thought the circuit breakers were touch screens on the LCD screens. I guess not, but I know for sure that they are displayed on the LCD screens!
 
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RE: Heads Up Display Unit

Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:09 am



Quoting Propilot83 (Reply 10):
I thought the circuit breakers were touch screens on the LCD screens. I guess not, but I know for sure that they are displayed on the LCD screens!

They're definitely displayed on the LCD screens. I tried a quick Google search to find a picture but didn't come up with anything. I was just pointing out that the LCD screens aren't touch screens...it would be great if they were, but you're stuck with the CCD and the tabber.

Tom.

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