Electronic Flight Display (EFD)

[Ref Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, FAA-H-8083-25B Page 8-12]

EFD = PFD + MFD

Electronic Flight Displays (EFDs) commonly referred to as “glass cockpits”. EFDs include flight displays such as primary flight displays (PFD) and multi-function displays (MFD).

Benefits

  • Primary electronic instrumentation packages are less prone to failure than their analogue counterparts
  • combine all flight instruments onto a single screen – PFD

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