Date: 03 Jan 97 04:36:34 From: jfmezei <email@example.com> Organization: SPC References: 1 2 3 4 Followups: 1
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re: Boeing sticking to conventional controls instead of puttting in its 777 style FBW. Aren't there considerable weight savings in going to electronic controls especially in terms of wiring which can be reduced significantly with the use of a communication bus instead of wires to each components from the cockpit ? How much of the 767-400 built today would really be "conventional" with a conventional cockpit of a 767 built in early 80s ? How different would the 767-400's "conventional" cockpit be compared to a 777-style cockpit installed in a 767-400 ? (in terms of training and pilot commonality). What I am really asking: if Boeing chooses a conventional cockpit, will the training to cross-certify pilots really be less than if the 767-400's cockpit adopts the 777-style cockpit ? Would the savings in training be offset by higher operating costs due to the heavier plane ?