Re: Boeing 767-400

Date:         03 Jan 97 04:36:34 
From:         jfmezei <>
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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 ?