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The Cockpit


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Two-person cockpit

Class3-EFB available

1st fly-by-wire plane from Boeing

The cockpit ...

The 777 was Boeing’s first fly-by-wire plane, but Boeing left the center stick inside and didn’t introduce the joystick like Airbus did.
Also the ‘Working Together’ project shows its orientation in the design of the 777 flight deck.
Suggestions of around 1.000 pilots, doing testing in 777 simulators were logged and relied on in the design phase. The result is a two-pilot glass-cockpit.
Infront of each pilot there are two huge LCDs, named the Primary Flight Display (PFD) and the Navigational Display (ND). Shown in the picture at the bottom, both for the Copilot and the Pilot’s ND is half-visible. The NDs are normally left in the MAP-mode shown here, displaying a 80° of compass rose. Other modes are the VOR-Mode (displays pointers and indicators related to radio navigation), APP-Mode and the Plan-Mode. Between those four displays there is the Engine Indication And Crew Alerting System (EICAS).
This Display shows fuel information, flaps and landing gear position and other important info. On the picture the EICAS displays the engine fan speed (upper ”circles”) and the engine’s exhaust temperature. On the left of the EICAS there is a back-up instrument and on the right the panel for the landing gears. Above the LCDs there are at each end the controls for EFIS(PFD). Between those are the autopilot control, heading control, altitude control and radio frequency control and to the left of the co-pilot’s EFIS control the MFD controller. In the right corner you can see the display of the Class 3 - Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), KLM was the launch customer for this addon. The new technology obviates the need for a whole range of paper manuals, maps, and flight logs in the cockpit and further enables pilots to integrate and link a wide variety of crucial data. And the EFB can display livestreaming from the cabin surveillance system. Above these controls there is a centre-located compass. On the overhead panel there are the panels for lights (near compass), Passenger signs, Anti-Ice, Electrical, Fuel, Hydraulical, Thrust Asymmetry, Service Interphone and Engine start.


The photo shows a part of the cockpit of PHBQC "Chichen-Itza" enroute PVG-AMS, photo was taken by my mother. Thank you! back-up instrument EICAS gear lever Navigational Display (ND) Primary Flight Display (PFD) Stick Electronic Flight Bag Display EICAS Control Display setting panel Autopilot control panel Compass Ground Proximity Warning System Light controls Passenger Signs Panel Electrical Panel Hydraulic Panel Fuel Panel Anti-Ice Panel Thrust Asymmetry and ADIRU Panel Engine Start Panel APU and Cargo Fire Control Air Conditioning Controls Do U know? Let me know! ? L Wiper Control R Wiper Control Window Heat Panel RAM Air Turbine Switch Emergency Lights Passenger Oxygen Control Bleed Air Control Pressurization Panel

The main console

Thrust levers Flap lever Speedbrake lever Alternate Pitch Trimmer Stabilizer Cutout Switches EICAS Gear lever Brake selection ND PFD Engine Fire Panel Radio Tuning Panel Alternate Flap controls Control Display Unit (FMS) Multifunctional Display (MFD) Registration sign and SELCAL RTP Weather Radar panel Center Control Display Unit (FMC) Audio Control Panel Pilot's Handset Light Controls Light Controls Emergency Evacuation Panel EFB Heading selector radio frequencer Altitude selector Display settings EICAS controls Fuel Control Switches The Flight Management System (FMS), the lower EICAS display, the Spoiler lever, Power throttles, Flap lever, trim lever and display, fuel cocks, the park brake and the FMS cursor control device (CCD) are located on the Center Console.
The multifunction display (MFD) of the EICAS has several modes which can be displayed. There are the secondary Engine indicators (ENG), Electrical (ELEC), Hydraulics (HYD), Fuel displays (FUEL), Door status (DOOR), Gear (GEAR) and Flight control pages (FCTL); these different modes are selected via the CCD. The ENG page contains N2 percentage, fuel flow, oil pressure, oil temperature, oil quantity and Engine Vibration indicators. The ELEC page displays the graphic representation of the 777 Electrical system. The HYD page shows a graphic view of the 777 hydraulic system. The FUEL page displays a graphic of the 777's fuel system with the quantity of fuel shown in each tank and in total. The DOOR page shows the status of each door including cargo doors. The GEAR page shows the position of the gear bay doors, also each wheel is shown with a small box and a number (between 0,0 and 10,0: up to 2,9 is normal; 3,0 to 5,0 is Caution range; 5,0 and above is overheat range).
The FCTL page displays the positions of aircraft control surfaces (Ailerons, Flaperons, ...).
The FMS can guide the 777 along its intended route.
A maximum of 256 waypoints could be selected from a worldwide database. The FMS is accessed via a keyboard and a display. Weather radar panel, flightdeck-door lock switch, observer’s audio selector, a telephone, a printer, the emergency evacuation panel, transponder panel (ACARS,...) Audio Control and Radio Tuning controls are also located on the center console.
One special feature of the 777’s Flight Management Computer is, that it can show up an electronic checklist (for takeoff, touchdown, ...).

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