Photos Credit: Boeing via Aviation week
Ref: Aviation Week
Boeing has unveiled the final configuration of its new Boeing 777x flight deck. According to Aviation week, the unique feature of the flight deck is the wing-fold control that crews will use to stow and deploy the jet’s movable wingtips.
For takeoff, the crew will use a switch on the overhead panel to manually deploy the wingtips to be down and locked., and in normal operation mode crew will select auto/fold function, which will automatically fold the wingtips upward when the aircraft speed is below the set limit after touchdown.
“We want to design a flight deck that pilots are going to be familiar with and that will provide the best interaction experience for them,” Mark Nikolic, Boeing Flight Deck Human Factors Engineer said last year.
Glass flight deck designed by Rockwell Collins features touch screen technology with five 15.1inch display panels, four in landscape and one centrally mounted.
The flight deck also includes Class 2 electronic flight bags (EFB), and flight plan applications like ‘brake-to-exit,’ where the crew can define the runway exit and the autobrake system will put the aircraft right on that exit.
Overall layout is similar to Boeing 777 and 787.