The Electronic Instrument System (EIS) in an A330 aircraft provides pilots with crucial flight data through six Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) units.
These displays are divided into different sections such as the Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) which includes:
Primary Flight Displays (PFDs): Positioned in front of each pilot, the PFD showcases essential flight information for immediate actions.
This encompasses the aircraft’s pitch, roll angle, heading, airspeed, vertical speed, and altitude.
Any trajectory deviations during approach and the Auto Flight System (AFS) modes are also shown.
Navigation Displays (NDs): These screens are designed to aid navigation and NDs offer multiple different display modes.
The Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitoring (ECAM) system handles:
Engine/Warning Display (EWD): Normally situated centrally, the EWD offers data on engine parameters, Fuel On Board (FOB), and the position of slats and flaps.
It also brings attention to warnings, secondary failures, and memo messages.
System Display (SD): This exhibits synoptic details of various aircraft systems configurations.
Essential data, like Total Air Temperature (TAT), Static Air Temperature (SAT), International Standard Atmosphere (ISA), Gross Weight (GW), Center of Gravity (GWCG), and Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) are permanently shown here.
Both EFIS and ECAM are equipped with specific control panels to adjust display modes and brightness, ensuring maximum clarity for the pilots.
Additionally, there are alert mechanisms like MASTER CAUTION, MASTER WARNING, and AUTOLAND warning lights.
To further ensure the pilot’s awareness, audio cues such as synthetic voices are played via two loudspeakers.
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