Formación|Glass Cockpit

Como sabéis, la nueva legislación incluye nuevos temas/subtemas que en breve serán incluidos en los apuntes y exámenes. Por ello, como ayuda al estudio, desde aquí iré poco a poco añadiendo INFO sobre dichos temas para ayudar al futuro estudio de los mismos. 


Primer artículo: 'What is the “Glass cockpit”?'
Literally, it is a cockpit configured with digital instrumentation. That is, a glass cockpit is an aircraft cockpit that features electronic (digital) instrument displays, typically large LCD screens, as opposed to the traditional style of analog dials and gauges. 


The digital cockpit replaces many analog presentations with several multifunction displays in the cockpit to provide navigation, weapons delivery, aircraft performance and communications data. Where a traditional cockpit relies on numerous mechanical gauges to display information, a glass cockpit uses several displays driven by flight management systems, that can be adjusted to display flight information as needed. This simplifies aircraft operation and navigation and allows pilots to focus only on the most pertinent information.





The glass cockpit allows the presentation of various displays and functions as the flight regime demands or
as the pilot desires.


As aircraft displays have modernized, the sensors that feed them have modernized as well. Traditional gyroscopic flight instruments have been replaced by electronic Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (AHRS) and Air Data Computers (ADCs), improving reliability and reducing cost and maintenance. GPS receivers are usually integrated into glass cockpits.


Early glass cockpits used Electronic Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS) to display attitude and navigational information only, with traditional mechanical gauges retained for airspeed, altitude and vertical speed. Later glass cockpits have completely replaced the mechanical gauges and warning lights in previous generations of aircraft.


Fuente: Naval Aviation News May-June 1998/Wikipedia


David López Vilela

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