Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and Honeywell began providing a vertical profile view on G4 cockpit displays in the late 1980s, while large transport manufacturers decided against using similar presentations. McDonnell Douglas experimented with a vertical profile on the lower half of a primary flight display six or seven years ago, but it was not mature at the time of the MD-11 design freeze. John I. Miller, MD-11 chief test pilot, said the business aircraft community can be more ...
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