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The 737-NG Flightdeck

In the NG, the larger PFD/ND (formerly known as EFIS/MAP) are now side by side to fit into the space available, controls for these are located either side of the MCP. The EIS & fuel gauges are both on the central CDS with a sixth screen below that, between the CDU's. The flat panel displays have the advantage over CRT's of being lighter, more reliable and consume less power, although they are more expensive to produce.

The overhead panel remains largely unchanged since the -100, apart from a digital AC & DC metering panel & DCPCS.

According to Boeing, the requirements from the airlines for the new cockpit were:

  • To be easy for current 737 pilots to operate.
  • To anticipate future requirements eg transitioning to 777 style flightdecks.
  • To accommodate emerging navigation and communication technologies.

The 737-NG is slowly starting to morph into the MAX. Boeing have introduced some of the features of the MAX throttle quadrant onto NGs from l/n 5605. The differences are:

  • The engine start levers have had their first change since the 707. They are now lever-rock toggles switches. They have moved to the left slightly and the lightplate has also been changed. Trivia point for you, the little white cross on the (any) lightplate shows the location of the earthing point behind it. Press it there if the lighting is intermittent or goes off.
  • The engine start levers (switches!) will now illuminate when the associated engine fire switch has illuminated.
  • The park brake light is now LED and smaller and has been dropped down by a couple of cm to give more room to operate the Engine 1 start lever/switch.
  • The parking brake lever has been reshaped.
  • The horn cutout button has moved from near the flap 30 detent to the right of the park brake light

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