Re: B777 Central Maintenance Computer?

Date:         06 Aug 98 23:22:56 
From:         jwizardc@aol.com (JWizardC)
Organization: AOL http://www.aol.com
References:   1
Next article
View raw article
  or MIME structure

The B777 has a Central Maintenance Computer Function (CMCF) as part of the
Aircraft Information Management System (AIMS). There is a Maintenance Access
Terminal (MAT) with 88-key keyboard, trackball, 1.44 floppy disk (IBM format)
and (optional) hard disk. It can make printouts using the on-board printer,
save reports to disk, or datalink via VHF or SATCOM.
The MAT is used for many routine maint functions i.e. Navigation Database
loading, engine monitoring, and a zillion or so on-board sensors.
As far as I know, the CMCF and MAT are not optional equipment.
TheFNG