The first Airbus had yokes but they changed to the sidesticks after a while But Boeing is still stuck with yokes even with 777-300ER decades later.
The sole purpose of the yokes are seemingly for the Cessna students to stick their charts and for some instructions on the airliners which I think isnt worth blocking the screenes.
One more thing. Is it true that its impossible to manual reversion an sidestick aircraft?
Why though? Boeing simply wants to keep R&D low or there are some other reasons? They are known for using the same design to keep costs down but didn't they ever tried to innovate the mechanics?
Perhaps just another example of design philosophy between the west and the east?