I’m sure many of you have seen a certain post (linked here) stating that a large analog cockpit similar to the one seen on Concorde wouldn’t be possible at the time (but could reappear in the future). Now, I know why it couldn’t be done then, and I know why it might not be a possibility now or in the near future.
But I still do have a lingering question. What about other analog-cockpit planes, would they be at all possible to make now or in the near future? I’m not talking about other large cockpits like on the 747-200, I’m talking about smaller aircraft with less complex analog cockpits, like the MD-80, and the original 737’s. What about those? They don’t have a complex flight engineer panel like Concorde, which was one of the leading reasons it wasn’t viable at the time. But for planes that still have an analog cockpit but don’t have a flight engineer’s panel, would they be a possibility?
The decision on the 757’s cockpit begs another question. Will we ever see an airliner with an analog cockpit at all in IF? With almost all of the top-voted reworks and additions to IF being aircraft with glass cockpits, and the fact that the 757’s cockpit was glass instead of the mostly analog version. Will we ever see a true analog cockpit on an airliner in IF? I know we have the A-10 and C-172, but that’s it.
Before you blast me, no, I’m not trying to promote or trash anything or anyone. I’m just asking a few questions that I have, and I’m sure many others have been wondering the same things.
I look forward to hearing your answers and thoughts if you have any. Have a great day IFC!