Qatar Airways, the
A350 XWB launch customer with an order of 80 aircraft, has
recently increased its
A380 order by up to 10 aircraft and confirmed that both
aircraft types will be delivered with a dual Head Up Display (HUD)
system provided by Thales.
Head Up Display systems are gaining
industry-wide popularity and now equip more and more commercial
aircraft cockpits. The HUD system is a major situational awareness
contributor giving pilots much greater visibility throughout all
phases of flight, especially Take-off and Landing.
The HUD provides pilots with essential,
intuitive and immediate trajectory information through symbols
presented on top of the pilot’s actual external view. It allows
smoother transition as pilots switch between “eyes in” and
“eyes out” operation. The HUD system also has the possibility
to bring some operational benefits such as reduced minima on
suitably equipped runways.
“We are dedicated to providing
our fleet with the latest technological innovation,” said
Captain Suhail Isameel, Chief Flight Operations Office of Qatar
Airways, “and we are confident that the Thales Head Up Display
system will provide our pilots with the tools they require and
maximise our operational efficiency.”
aircraft are now designed with a basic or optional HUD as part
of their initial design and certification right from their Entry
Into Service (EIS).
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