June 19, 2007

The View From Up Front

I have been hinting over the last several weeks about some exciting new multimedia features here at Flightblogger. Following in the footsteps of the delivery video and assembly animation, I'm pleased to roll out the following four images. Each is rendering of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight deck. This is another Flightblogger exclusive; detailed images of the 787's Rockwell Collins displays are not available anywhere else in the world. The Dreamliner features five 12.1 in x 9 in display screens. All images are to scale and were created as accurately as possible using Boeing photos and the best aeronautical information available. The similarities and differences to the Boeing 777 flight deck interface are apparent. The Dreamliner flight deck represents a bold step forward in operational commonality and innovative avionics. Here's your first look.




8 comments:

Joe said...

Not anywhere in the world...except the Orion space capsule. The same display is being used on both.

Anonymous said...

Awesome, now I can get started on a Flight Sim gauge for it. :-)

Christopher said...

Is it really such a big step forward, considering that the Airbus A380 already seems to do most of what's been shown here?

Rupert Linford said...

Yes, Christopher, the A380 is and was both a finanical and strategic flop. It is regrettably Airbus' biggest mistake ever, other than ever challenging (and losing severely) Boeing, the greatest manufactuer of aircraft the world has ever seen.

Anonymous said...

easy there rupert... getting a little too patriotic for my liking

Christopher said...
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Christopher said...

Indeed, I think Rupert failed to be subjective there, I was referring to the cockpit and avionics.

The 787 still has the potential to flop and the A380 could still become a major money maker, but that is besides the point.

I refuse to get in to an Airbus v Boeing argument with an obviously staunch and biased supporter of Boeing. I suppose he's still saying that Ford is a world beater...

Alkit said...

Excellent post of the cockpit display screenshots. I can use them as wallpaper for my multi-display setting. Please show us more!! Thank you very much!!!