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The Cockpit of the Future: Will they be Fully Digital?

It’s safe to say that the flight deck has undergone a significant transformation in recent years as it evolved from the traditional flight deck complete with analog dials and individual displays to the glass cockpit of the future, in which most instruments are presented through electronic screens and information is automatically interlinked between instruments, Flight Management System, and autopilot functions.

Flight Control: Sidestick vs. Yoke

Traditionally, pilots use a control yoke in front of them to control the plane. An alternative control method is the side stick, which sits to the side of the pilot. Each control method has both advantages and disadvantages for the pilot and crew. Side-Stick Technology Saves Space Control yokes are more cumbersome than side sticks