Posted on: 02 February 2016 by Mark Howells
Boeing's 737 MAX has completed its first flight using four Rockwell Collins’ 15.1-inch landscape LCD flight displays after the OEM announced it had selected Rockwell's solution back in 2012.
“We share Boeing’s pride in watching the 737 MAX soar, right on programme schedule. This first flight was especially exciting for us since it marks the first time that Rockwell Collins large-format displays have been featured on a 737 flight deck,” averred Steve Timm, VP and general manager of air transport systems, Rockwell Collins. “Today’s event also marks the continuation of a strong collaborative relationship with Boeing to bring these advanced displays and flight deck commonality to its entire fleet of next-generation aircraft.”
More than 3,000 737 MAX aircraft are currently on order with the first delivery expected in 2017. In addition to the 737 MAX, Rockwell Collins is providing its large-format flight deck displays on Boeing's 787 Dreamliner and 777X. The displays are also an upgrade to legacy Boeing 767 and 757 aircraft.