By Bruce Campion-Smith
Smith examines the improvement of the Boeing 777 plane and appears at its fly-by-wire expertise. The 777 is the newest within the Boeing relations of jetliners and has revolutionized civil aviation. this can be a full of life, pocket-sized advisor to an airline know-how that may convey us into the twenty first century.
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Before landing, the pilots is lost in flight, the main arm the autobrake system and air off, its automatically applies the take-off select separate maximum braking individual electric pilots wheel can be monitored by the on the cockpit EICAS display. At low alternated between four of generator to the dc and ac standby systems. speeds, braking When the six brakes on each truck to reduce brake parked at the gate, the 777 can be connected to ground power using two receptacles rated for 90kVA of ac wear.
5ft in diameter, that integrated drive generators (IDG), one on each engine gearbox, are the prime source The 777's electrical power system is similar to 39 Above: shows off a design feature a first for Boeing jetliners This dramatic shot of the 777 that is At — a perfectly round fuselage. The fuselages of other jets had two 9ft 3in, the 777'% fuselage jetliner except for the 747. United Airlines different cross-sections faired together in the middle. John 1 any other M. Dibbs 40 its is wider than larger sibling, Above: Many operators have installed high-tech Flight attendants passenger entertainment systems on their 777s, to select one on an Emirates 777.
In used for the engine indication and crew engine instrumentation, position of flaps and panel displays' save and power and generate eliminating the need for complex display. alerting system (EICAS) to cockpits', space, weight map The other two displays are set one above Six large displays across the instrument a testament to the reliability 32 control systems. The actual controls for the aircraft determine the 777's position. The systems are on the overhead panel. also equipped with the usual VHF and HF communication The 777 flightdeck incorporates a number of • An improved data link to receive messages and reports, airline operation of • three autopilot all mode An engine design, the control columns and throttles thrust move complete to provide the pilots visual cues of the autopilot and autothrottle operation.