The Ins-and-Outs of Glass Cockpit Aircraft

The Ins-and-Outs of Glass Cockpit Aircraft
The Ins-and-Outs of Glass Cockpit Aircraft

 

A glass cockpit describes an aircraft that makes use of digitised flight management systems to control and monitor an aircraft. They include electronic features and digital displays as opposed to analogue ones to provide pilots with more accurate overviews of systems and better control while in the air.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the advantages offered by glass cockpits.
Reduce Human Error
In glass cockpits the standard T-formation scan for crosschecks still applies, however it can be done much more easily and efficiently thanks to the use of easily viewable digital displays. This makes things much easier for pilots, and also reduces mistakes caused in the air by human error.
This in turn creates a safer flying experience, since these systems make things easier for pilots and helps with reducing their fatigue in the air.
Fly with More Accuracy
Glass cockpits offer more accuracy to pilots since they can take measurements with more detail. To make things better, digital equipment is not reliant on mechanical components which, when faulty, will give inaccurate readings of craft systems.
In addition, digitised aircraft management systems provide a checklist that pilots can run through when trying to troubleshoot system issues, making it easier to find and rectify problems as they arise.
Self-Checking Systems
To further enhance safety in the air, the digitised systems offered by glass cockpits include self-checking systems which can identify problems while they are still a minor concern. The systems can then alert the pilot so that the problem can be dealt with before growing into a full-scale emergency.
Contact Century Avionics for Details
If you would like to know more about converting your aircraft into one with a fully digitized glass cockpit, be sure to get into contact with a representative from Century Avionics today, or visit our website for additional information on our products and services.

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