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ejaymd11
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Glass Cockpits

Fri Sep 07, 2001 5:13 am

Which aircraft do you thik has the most technologically advaced flight deck: the MD-11,747,757,A320 series or the A340/50.
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RE: Glass Cockpits

Fri Sep 07, 2001 7:50 am

You might want to rephrase your question as a more technical one. Be more precise.

But I do believe the A340 is the most advanced among the ones you mentioned above.

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RE: Glass Cockpits

Fri Sep 07, 2001 1:33 pm

A good friend of mine flew the MD-11 for a couple of years and he said it can do alot of system malfunction stuff automatically which he says is more advanced than the boeings.
 
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RE: Glass Cockpits

Fri Sep 07, 2001 2:13 pm

In terms of cockpit automation, the MD-11 is the most. In terms of the architecture for the avionics, the MD-10 is the most recent addition, so has the latest and greatest. In terms of flight control software, the 777, I would expect.

So, it really depends on how you want to quantify it.
 
Metwrench
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RE: Glass Cockpits

Fri Sep 07, 2001 4:06 pm

How about a 1948 Cessna 120?

Altimeter

Airspeed

Turn & Bank

Magnetic Compass

DG

Engine Oil Pressure

Engine RPM

Anyone of them goes bad, find a safe place to land.

That's sophisticated.
 
avionic
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RE: Glass Cockpits

Fri Sep 07, 2001 4:53 pm

If i have to be honest, sure the 747-400, and the 340 have nice glascockpitt, but in my opinion, the most advanced now, has got to be the dash 8 q400, although it is having birth problems...I don t personnally work on the q400, but have had several opportunities to check it out in flight as well as on ground.....very advanced!
 
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RE: Glass Cockpits

Fri Sep 07, 2001 10:09 pm

Avonic - It's advanced alright, too advanced. That plane is p****** us off to the extreme at the 'unnamed airline' I work for. Niussance faults they call them at the factory. yeah, well those faults are cancelling/ferrying flights left and right.

Nice plane to fly on, when it flies. Very comfortable and quiet (save for reverse pitch on landing).

Heck, the surrounding neighbours of the airports tihnk it's really quiet. If it ain't flying it ain't making any noise taking off!

Argh, curses!

Cheers!
 
avionic
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RE: Glass Cockpits

Sat Sep 08, 2001 1:35 am

Yeap the airline which i work for has a commuter section, that is struggling with the piece of ****.....nontheless, the concept is ok.....
 
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Engineering Hell...

Sat Sep 08, 2001 1:44 am

Apparently, there quite a few mechs in here, what a wonderfull surprise...thanks for the response on my other posts.....now i would like to ask you about those places on planes when u work, that are just impossible....safetywiring with your head down using a mirror and no room for your hands....share your favorite places/jobs.....i got some for you: flap transmitter on md80.....brake temp sensor safetywiring on md80 with brakes on.....anything in the pylon of a 767.....centertank boost pumps on a 737ng....etc....what would give you a headache?
 
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RE: Glass Cockpits

Sat Sep 08, 2001 9:44 am

Hi Avionic, Judging by your Denmark location I think I know which airline you mean, mine isn't much secret either.

Closer in proximity to you than me, I hear that Tyrolean have sent their Q400's back!

Cheers.
 
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RE: Glass Cockpits

Sun Sep 09, 2001 6:08 am

Technologically advanced "aircraft" I would say is the BD700 (Global Express). The clincher is the electronic load management system that replaces tons of circuit breakers.

Now if you said "airliner" I would have to say it's a tie between 777/A330-A340 and Concorde....


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Ejmd11

Sun Sep 09, 2001 3:59 pm

Doesn't matter what aircraft, the toughest task on the instrument panel is keeping all the instrument lighting working!!!!
 
avionic
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RE: Glass Cockpits

Mon Sep 10, 2001 6:09 am

yeah...too bad....the idea behind the plane is good, too bad they messed up the finish....

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