The 757/767 Flight Management System provides the initial operational implementation of an integrated guidance, control and display equipments based upon digital technology for commercial transport airplanes. The applied equipments are based upon the new ARINC 700 series characteristics developed by the Industry over the past five years. These characteristics were developed on the basis of limited operational experience with selected elements of the system and upon R&D efforts within the Industry. The System features automatic/manual flight profiles for optimum economics, all weather landing including rollout guidance, electronic primary flight instruments based on color (shadow mask) CRTs, inertial attitude/velocity reference based upon laser gyros, improved caution/warning and other improved performance/functional features. The system also provides significant improvements in line and shop maintenance features.
This article will provide a brief description of the 767 Flight Management System including functional requirements, functional partitioning, interface signal control, and design technology features.