Re: MD90/Boeing 717

Date:         24 Jan 98 02:53:41 
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"Thomas A. Beckley" <beckley@sprintmail.com> wrote:
>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.

The 717-200 (nee MD-95) as presently configured, has the same cockpit
as the next gen 737s. This is a 5 across, 1 under, flat panel display
system designed by Honeywell. The 767s have the same size displays,
but they are older CRT displays, manufactured by Collins.

Ken Jongsma