CRT Display Insights

CRT Display Insights

The following photos show how a CRT (EIS 1 or old style Airbus monitors) can be simulated using a wide angle LCD laptop screen. A glass has been tinted to provide darker blacks; the PFD/ND/ECAM display contrast can be compared to the MCDUs which use clear glass. Black borders have been cut out of thick … Continue reading

MCDU CRT Simulation

MCDU CRT Simulation

The Thales MCDU unit uses a CRT for its display function. To convert the unit the CRT was substituted with an LCD; an advance display type, smaller, thinner in profile and lighter in weight. To simulate the CRT a fitted glass is mounted on top of the LCD. There are some challenges – The silver … Continue reading

CRT Simulation

CRT Simulation

Modern Airbus aircraft facilitate the use of LCDs (Liquid Crystal Displays) to display aircraft navigational and system information. CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) usage has dwindled due to the superiority of LCD technology. The A320 aircraft we are simulating utilizes CRT displays, part of the EIS (Electronic Instrument System) “1”.  Creating a ‘CRT’ displays requires the … Continue reading