Hainline, Bernard C. Systems Technology, Boeing Commercial Airplane Company, Seattle, Washington.
Parks, Donald L. Boeing Advanced Systems Company, Seattle, Washington.
Last reviewed:November 2019
- Types of Instruments
- Navigation instruments
- Engine instruments
- Auxiliary instruments
- Applications of Electronic Technology
- Flight management system
- Electronic flight instrument system
- Caution and warning system
- Engine indication
- Military Aircraft
- Types of display
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
A coordinated group of instruments that provides the flight crew with information about the aircraft and its subsystems. Together with the controls, aircraft instruments form the human–machine interfaces that enable the flight crew to operate the aircraft in accordance with the flight plan. These instruments provide flight data, navigation, power plant performance, and aircraft auxiliary equipment operating information to the flight crew, air-traffic controllers, and maintenance personnel. While not considered as instrumentation, communication equipment is, however, directly concerned with the instrumentation and overall indirect control of the aircraft.
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