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Questions tagged [display]

For questions about electronic displays used in aircraft cockpits or air traffic control

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Is the 737-800 circular PFD for AOA or RA?

So, I have seen some people on the Internet showing the 738's PFD circular gauge for RA, but others show that the gauge is used for AOA(angle of attack). Which one is true? Is there a switch to change ...
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Is there a type of instrument/display that guides pilots along a certain path?

What do you call an instrument that can help a pilot fly along a predetermined flight path (e.g. path thru GPS coordinates), showing them when they stray a little so they can correct? Not a control ...
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Is screen burn-in a problem?

Screen burn-in can be a problem for older and cheaper monitors. It can be caused by fixed-width text, fixed-size graphics, and operating for long durations, which are things that are common in ...
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Redundancy in Integrated modules avionics [closed]

What kind of hardware redundancy is used in integrated modules avionics based architecture for EFIS displays running on a single processor? My question is specific to redundancy of display hardware ...
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What does the ATR 72's EWD display look like for normal procedures?

Anyone could show/explain how EWD procedure window looks like for Normal Procedures list (and some example procedure maybe)? There are photos on the net showing Emergency/Failures cases but haven't ...
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Aircraft EFIS Configurability [duplicate]

What should be the general logic to automatically switch between different pages of EFIS during failure of single or multiple displays?
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aircraft display Processors

what kind of Processors and GPU are used for Aircraft display ? Is it possible to use single processor to run all three displays (Primary flight display, Navigation display and EICAS)?
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Are there any standards on the dimensions of PFD symbols?

Are there industry standards on dimensions of PFD symbologies like heading, airspeed and altitude? I want to design a 15 inch screen and wonder if there are any standards or regulations regarding the ...
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Do ATC displays show the target altitude that the pilot has set in the autopilot?

When cleared to climb/descend to a level, the pilot enters that level in an altitude preset window, allowing the autopilot to climb/descend and level off at that level. Is this level, preset by the ...
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What is the distance unit on a navigation display?

I want to learn what is the distance unit on a navigation display. I pointed the distance marks with red circles on the navigation display. What are these 10, 15 etc. values' unit? Are they ...
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Are sequenced waypoints still displayed on the Navigation Display / FMS legs page?

This question relates to the Flight Management System of a large airliner, e.g. Boeing 787: During a flight, when the aircraft passes a waypoint, is this just passed waypoint (and the previous ones) ...
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Where is the toilet smoke detection indication displayed for a B777-200/300?

In case of smoke detected in any of aft toilet of a B777-200/300, where is the indication displayed? Is this at a single location, or at different locations?
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What does the ATR72-600 MFD System display look like?

I'm curious how MFD System display looks in real life in ATR72-600, especially electrical mode. I've found three different images showing it, but they seems to be ambiguous. Last one attached comes ...
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Does an Airbus A320 Navigation Display depict constraints for flightplans other than the primary?

When any other flightplan (Missed Approach, Alternate, Temporary, Secondary) except the Primary flightplan is depicted on the ND in an Airbus A320 and the CSTR (constraint) button is pressed on the ...
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In case of failure in the Electronic Flight Instrument System, how would they be transferred between each other?

In EFIS, in case of failure in the PFD, where would be PFD shown? In case of failure in the ND, where it would be shown? In case the PFD & ND both fail, where would they be shown?
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How can OAT and SAT differ?

From YouTube. I always thought SAT (Static Air Temperature) and OAT (Outside Air Temperature) were the same thing. So does this answer, so does Wikipedia: [The] outside air temperature (OAT) or ...
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What does the Airbus A340 Primary Flight Display look like during startup?

I'm developing a simulator addon and I'd like to accurately show what the A340 Primary Flight Display (PFD) shows during its startup sequence. I'm looking for any images, photos, documents or movies ...
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Why is angle of attack information not displayed in the cockpit?

Would not it be useful to have the angle of attack information displayed on the flight display? I know that we have shakers that alert pilot when the critical AOA is exceeded, but still we have cases ...
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What is the significance of Slip-Skid Indicator in PFD?

Slip Skid Indicator as depicted in the picture below; What's the significance of Slip Skid Indicator? How Slip Skid Indicator is used in flying the aircraft? What are other performance/operations ...
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Why was brown chosen to represent the ground side of an attitude indicator?

Is there any particular reason for having the ground represented by brown on an artificial horizon or PFD? Blue represents sky, brown represents earth, which will be used for easily identifying the ...
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Do any ATC displays use colours to indicate altitude?

I've been thinking about how ATC displays present information to operators and it seems that colour isn't used, at least for critical information like altitude. Since our eyes can recognize colour ...
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Which aircraft manufacturers still include Vertical Situation Displays (VSD) feature in their cockpits?

I'm curious about the aircraft manufacturer names who still interested in including the VSD on lower part of Nav Display (I read about Boeing 737 only). Are there any other guys on this filed still? I ...
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Which kind of display are used on commercial aircraft?

There are many kinds of display (LED, LCD, PDP...). Which type is used in the in-flight entertainment system on commercial aircraft? And which kind of display is used in the electronic flight ...
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What is the front glass in fighter planes called?

What is the front glass in fighter planes called? I mean the one which had the reticle marked in them not the canopy glass. Cockpit part on google doesn't seem to tell what I want to know. Are there ...