Boriscenteno
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Who make Airbus and Boeing cockpits?

Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:58 pm

Are there suppliers who make Airbus and Boeing glass cockpits or they make the cockpits themselves?
 
Newbiepilot
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Re: Who make Airbus and Boeing cockpits?

Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:01 pm

What do you mean by cockpit? Are you talking about the forward fuselage section structure? Are you talking about the avionics equipment? There are hundreds of suppliers involved
 
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Re: Who make Airbus and Boeing cockpits?

Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:04 pm

Avionics equipment
 
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Re: Who make Airbus and Boeing cockpits?

Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:09 pm

I mean avionics led displays knobs electronics components etc everything that is used by the pilots to fly the aircrafts.
 
Samrnpage
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Re: Who make Airbus and Boeing cockpits?

Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:31 pm

Loads and loads. The panels for the equipment will be made by a different supplier than the software it shows. The wires, the seats, the joysticks will all be different suppliers.
 
FrmrKSEngr
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Re: Who make Airbus and Boeing cockpits?

Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:45 pm

Big players are Rockwell Collins (Now UTC Aerospace Systems - UTAS), General Electric (formerly Smiths) and Honeywell.
 
CREST777
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Re: Who make Airbus and Boeing cockpits?

Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:16 am

If you are talking about the knobs, yokes, side-sticks - then look no further than Woodward Inc, based in Santa Clarita. Avionics, as mentioned previously is Honeywell, Rockwell Collins, UTC. Pheumatics by Parker Hannifn, Fuselage by Spirit Aero, and countless others. Some parts are made by other airlines industrial subsidiaries, like Korean Airlines Heavy Industries.
 
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Re: Who make Airbus and Boeing cockpits?

Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:03 pm

The posts above have listed the big names, but they often subcontract to subject specialists. I used to work at a place that specialized in cockpit audio, and so they were sub-contracted by Rockwell Collins and others to make the couple panels in the cockpit that related to cockpit audio. Similar story for things like the public address system in the passenger section - a company will specialize in that and be sub-contracted for various aircraft.

The requirements I worked with stipulated very tight appearance and color specs so that the entire cockpit looked seamless and integrated and that it didn't look like it really came from dozens of different suppliers.
 
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Re: Who make Airbus and Boeing cockpits?

Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:18 pm

Hello,
The quick answer to your question is that vendors outside Boeing manufacture the many systems on the flight deck, and elsewhere on the aircraft. Honeywell, Rockwell Collins, and others are into the flight deck instrumentation game. And, even then, many of the small components are made by another subset of vendors, for example, the knobs and switches, fasteners, and a thousand other parts are made by sub-contracts that supply the Honeywell's and Rockwell Collins of the aviation industry. I am currently working on a project that installs a heads up display on out new B767 freighters. The kit for this modification comes from a company other than Boeing. Yet, within the kit itself, there are components made be many different companies. This also applies to other components on a ship. Many of the castings, bearings, stringer sections, and a thousand other parts are made by sub-contractors for Boeing and every other aircraft manufacturer.

Gregory
 
txjim
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Re: Who make Airbus and Boeing cockpits?

Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:32 am

FrmrKSEngr wrote:
Big players are Rockwell Collins (Now UTC Aerospace Systems - UTAS), General Electric (formerly Smiths) and Honeywell.

Not quite UTC yet!
 
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Re: Who make Airbus and Boeing cockpits?

Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:11 am

txjim wrote:
FrmrKSEngr wrote:
Big players are Rockwell Collins (Now UTC Aerospace Systems - UTAS), General Electric (formerly Smiths) and Honeywell.

Not quite UTC yet!


Sale hasn't gone through yet, or the re-branding has not yet occurred?
 
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Re: Who make Airbus and Boeing cockpits?

Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:33 am

the last Electronic bay I was in on an A320/A319 had 6 different vendors in it. some was Collins/Honeywell, and some were other vendors On the B737
most were Collins or Bendix. but that depends on the Airline also. At United our Avionics shops seem to specialize in Collins and Bendix equipment they do service other equipment though though it's hard to point out just a single vendor because going up in that shop area?
It's hard to tell what Equipment belongs to What airplane model. especially just looking at the out shelves.

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