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rs two-class seating for 328 passengers. The Boeing 777-200's standard take-off weight is 506,000 lbs., although its structural design allows for an optional maximum take-off weight of 515,000 lbs. The aircraft's range is 4,950 nautical miles (Tortolano, 1991, pp. 122-134).
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The 777's flight deck is essentially an enhanced version of the 747-400 cockpit. Boeing's primary objectives included the following: (1) to optimize pilot's situational awareness both inside and outside the aircraft; (2) to keep crew attention focused outside the cockpit; and (3) to design in growth potential for future informational needs. The instrument panel contains six 8 x 8-inch color electronic displays. Two are positioned in front of each pilot: One for primary flight information, and the other for navigation (Scott, 1991, pp. 52, 57-58). In addition, there are also two multifunction displays stacked in the center of the panel (Hughes, 1995, pp. 42-43, 46-48). Rather than using cathode-ray tubes, the Boeing 777 employs advanced Honeywell color liquid crystal flat panels (Scott, 1991, pp. 52, 57-58).
One event that focused considerable attention on the Airbus Flight Management System and the Flight Envelope Protection System was the crash of an A330 at Toulouse, France on June 30, 1994. The accident--which occurred during a test flight, 45 seconds after takeoff--killed seven. The test pilots were simulating left en