Design of the Electronic Checklist on the Boeing 777 Flight Deck
The purposes of an airplane checklist are to (1) help the pilot and copilot ensure that the airplane is configured correctly before each phase of flight and (2) facilitate the management of nonnormal conditions. The use of a checklist has been essential in standardizing aircrew procedures. In 1996, Boeing will introduce the world's first airline-modifiable electronic checklist system on the Boeing 777 flight deck. Its design specifically addresses many traditional paper checklist problems associated with crew errors. Directed by airline design requirements, Boeing used a consistent, pilot-oriented flight deck philosophy to address the pilot interface, system functionality, and automation tradeoff questions.