Re: B-777 Double Decker???

Date:         16 Apr 97 01:55:58 
From:         faurecm@halcyon.com (C. Marin Faure)
Organization: Northwest Nexus Inc.
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In article <airliners.1997.935@ohare.Chicago.COM>, dcoon@ksu.edu (David
Alan Coon) wrote:

>  Am I correct in my thinking that a B-747-400series has
> replaced the traditional spiral staircase with a straight one and the cockpit
> is mostly digital?

The 747 has had a straight staircase for many years now, well before the
advent of the -400.  The -400 features a 2-man cockpit, and utilizes LCD
flat-panel displays.  The 747-400 and 777 flight decks are quite similar;
however, the 777 has a more advanced fault-reporting and
built-in-test-equipment (BITE) system.

C. Marin Faure
  author, Flying A Floatplane