Re: MD90/Boeing 717

Date:         24 Jan 98 02:53:40 
From:         Colleen M Wabiszewski <colleen.m.wabiszewski#064#boeing.com@mail.mdc.com>
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>I believe that the 717-200 has three computer screens as its
>instrumentation, so I would think that Boeing may be able to make the
>cockpit of the 717-200 similar to its other modern aircraft with only some
>minor software modifications.  This is similar to the 767-400 which is also
>using these displays, and according to an official Boeing press release
>(http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/1998/news_release_980109.html), these
>screens allow commonality between its different aircraft.

Actually, there are six LCD display units.  Two primary flight displays,
one engine/alert display, one synoptic page, and one navigation display.
The part numbers are the same as those used in the 777, and commonality
of other parts is being investigated.

Colleen.M.Wabiszewski@Boeing.com