Boeing to Feature Touchscreen Flight Displays from Roc ell Collins
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA. Boeing has selected Rockwell Collins to provide its industry-leading touchscreen flight displays for all five flight deck displays on the new Boeing 777X. The advanced touchscreen capability will make the flight deck more intuitive for pilots and more efficient for flight operations. This is the first time a commercial air transport aircraft will be equipped with touchscreen forward flight displays. “Touchscreens are everywhere in our lives and we applaud Boeing for taking the bold step to embrace this next evolution in flight deck technology for an advanced aircraft like the 777X,” said Kent Statler, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Commercial Systems for Rockwell Collins. “A touch- controlled flight deck environment makes it easier for pilots to manage information and do their jobs, and speeds up the process to complete tasks.”
Boeing’s selection of Rockwell Collins for the 777X touchscreen displays adds to the number of solutions that Rockwell Collins will provide on the aircraft, including the integrated surveillance system with MultiScan ™ weather radar, select flight controls, Avionics Gateway secure server router and optional dual Head- up Guidance System.
Boeing has 300 orders and commitments for the 777X, with first deliveries planned for 2020.