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glass cockpit

[¦glas ′käk‚pit]
(aerospace engineering)

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A typical glass cockpit of a wide bodied aircraft.
glass cockpit
Falling rain freezes on coming into contact with very cold surface.
glass cockpit
Glaze ice.
An aircraft cockpit that has a number of multicolored displays instead of conventional instruments.
glaze
i. An aircraft brake malfunction in which a hard, glasslike coating forms on the brake disc surface, causing the brakes to chatter, squeal, and be less effective.
ii. The sheet or thin coating of ice that forms when rain falls on surfaces with subfreezing temperatures and freezes. There is little or no air between the layers of ice. If this coating becomes thick, it can significantly affect the aircraft performance because it causes additional weight and deformation of the aerodynamic surfaces. This can lead to drag and the loss of lift. Also known as clear ice and freezing rain.
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These capability enhancements and equipment improvements will include state-of-the-art avionics, a new 'glass cockpit', the addition of the latest sensors, radar and search enhancement technology, more powerful digitally-controlled engines, wireless in-cabin communications, LED lighting, rescue hoist upgrades, synthetic training solutions and more, enabling the Cormorants to spend less time searching and more time rescuing stranded Canadians.
One involves a jet equipped with the latest 'glass cockpit' controls autopilot, which routinely switched itself off and crashed into the Atlantic, with its pilots panicking and unable to regain control.
The global glass cockpit market is segregated on Aircraft types, Display types, Display Size and region.
According to the NTSB, "In recent years, the cockpits of many general aviation aircraft have undergone a transition from conventional analog flight instruments to digital-based electronic displays, or 'glass cockpits.' While these 'glass cockpits' represent a significant change and potential improvement, they also represent challenges for pilots in the GA community.
The modernized S-61T helicopter represents the latest version, with a full structural refurbishment, overhaul of all major dynamic components, and installation of key upgrades including new composite main rotor blades (CMRB), a survivability suite and state-of-the-art glass cockpit, as well as all new electrical wiring throughout the aircraft.
It has a complete glass cockpit, excellent man-machine interface and modern self-protection suite, which enhance combat potential and survivability of the aircraft.
Powered by four Allison AE2100D3 turboprop engines, the C-130J Super Hercules is an upgraded variant of the C-130 Hercules aircraft, features a glass cockpit, digital avionics and a new flight deck system.
Although our squadron has been flying glass cockpit for almost a year, with the PFD dimmed, it does not provide the same peripheral scan cues as steam gauges.
A freshman majoring in aeronautical science, Young plans to complete his commercial pilot rating this year, which will include training in a glass cockpit aircraft.
It is a glass cockpit variant; the first of its kind to get inducted into the IAF.
The company is showcasing its new 757-200, equipped with a two-crew glass cockpit, along with more fuel-efficient engines, which will help cut emissions and better align the airline with our Go Green Initiative at the show.
The EC145 is able to operate in poor visibility conditions, as it features an advanced night vision goggle-compatible glass cockpit. Its digital autopilot allows for either single or dual pilot missions.