The first A350s airlines with ground-breaking modern digital cockpit screens have been delivered by Airbus.
These will provide improved operating efficiency, increased cooperation between the crew, the symmetry of the cockpit, and better information management, particularly designed for the A350 along with Thales.
The first A350 fitted with new devices was previously shipped to Toulouse by China Eastern. To date, approximately 20 airlines have chosen the A350.
Of the six large screens of the A350 cockpit, three can now be tactile: all exterior monitors and the lower middle panel.
Such screens also give the pilots a tablet for wireless flight bag applications.
The new input mechanism complements a current, incorporated physical keyboard in the retractable table facing each driver and the “keyboard-cursor controller” keyboard and trackball mounted on the centre console.
The new technology that was recently certified in November by EASA for the A350 enables’ pinch-zooming’ and panning, making it easier for both pilots to have more flexibility and interactions.
“Airbus is continually pushing industry trends in cockpit architecture using the A350’s new interactive touchscreen screens,” Patrick Piedrafita, director of the Airbus A350 XWB program.
Our Thales business is delighted to bring this experience to our customers in order to boost their aeroplane operations.’ Today, Air Caraibes has presented its first A350-1000, which is the largest member of the A350XWB family of modern Airbus.
This move transforms the carrier into the first French company of its kind. This plans to fly its A350-1000 on routes of flights from Paris to the French Caribbean along with its three A350-900s and six A330.
With the inherent commonality of Airbus ‘ fleet, this new aircraft integrates seamlessly with Air Caraibes ‘ existing fleet and gives the carrier more stability. In all, Dubreuil Group has a minimum of three A350-1000s.