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More: LAN Airlines
More: Airbus A340-313
More: Madrid - Barajas (MAD / LEMD)
More: Spain, April 24, 2009
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CC-CQE (cn 429) Cockpit view right after landing from Frankfurt.
More: Stefan Sonnenberg
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A visitor from United States posted Mon April 12, 2010:
The third MCDU is on many long haul aircraft and is used for error capturing. The three IRS systems verify aircraft navigation information against each other and if one of the three is reporting information different from the other two, the third one is assumed to be faulty and its data no longer used. It is impossible to do this same error capturing over oceans (out of range of ground based navigation aids) with only 2 IRS or MCDU units.

A visitor from - posted Wed September 9, 2009:
Why is there a third MCDU in the aft pedestal? I always wondered that. Great capture.

A visitor from United States posted Sat August 8, 2009:
The Boeing cockpits are much better, sorry.

A visitor from Ireland posted Sun May 10, 2009:
That f/o has a fine head of hair.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun May 10, 2009:
Dear Stefan,perfect shot by you,great angle and top light.Just 5***** my friend.Sunny Regards from beautiful Iran.(Tiyam).

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