The Boeing 777 family is a complete family of jetliners that is preferred by passengers and airlines around the world. The market-leading 777 family consists of five passenger models, with the ability to fly point-to-point nonstop to bypass crowded and busy hub airports, and a freighter model, The market-driven design of the 777 ensures the airplane responds to market needs and customer preferences. The result is a family of airplanes distinguished by its fuel-efficiency, spacious cabin interior, range capability, commonality and reliability. The 777 provides the most payload and range capability and growth potential in the medium-sized airplane category -- all with lower operating costs.
Boeing 777 on Boeing Livery
In response to airline preference, the layout of the 777 flight deck is in a horizontal format similar to that of the 747-400. Features include the following:
- Principal flight, navigation and engine information is presented on six large display screens incorporating advanced liquid-crystal display technology.
- The new displays save space, weigh less, require less power and generate less heat, which contributes to greater reliability and a longer service life.
- The flat panel displays remain clearly visible in all conditions, even direct sunlight.
- Three multipurpose control display units (CDU) provide data display and entry capabilities for flight management functions. These units are the primary interface with an integrated Airplane Information Management System (AIMS). The CDUs have color displays, again in response to market preferences. Adding color allows pilots to assimilate the information more quickly.
Integrated Airplane Information Management System (AIMS) provides flight and maintenance crews all pertinent information concerning the overall condition of the airplane, its maintenance requirements and its key operating functions, including flight, thrust and communications management.
A three-axis "fly-by-wire" flight control system saves weight, simplifies factory assembly compared to conventional mechanical systems relying on steel cables, and requires fewer spares and less maintenance in airline service.
Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) is standard equipment. The EGPWS displays potentially threatening terrain and gives an audible alert up to a minute in advance of possible terrain conflict, compared with 10 to 15 seconds for previous systems. It incorporates a proprietary digital terrain map, which it continuously compares to airplane position data from the navigation system.
Boeing 777 Flight Deck Features
Boeing 777 Flight Deck
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- Instructor station enclosure.
- Instructor desk, two 20” flat panel touch monitors
- Intuitive Instructor Operating Station software capable of:
- Easily repositioning the aircraft to a variety of ground and flight positions instantly.
- Adjusting the time to include dawn, day, dusk, night.
- Adjusting the weather such as: winds, cloud cover, visibility, rain and snow.
- Loading saved scenarios to include: aircraft position, aircraft configuration and weather parameters.
- Simulating a variety of failures to include, but not limited to: engine failures/fires, APU fires, cargo fires, hot/hung starts, flap and gear malfunctions, electrical failures as well as minor system faults.
- Displaying a moving map that shows aircraft position, surrounding airports, and navigational aids.