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Boeing reveals the new Large Area Display screen cockpit

February 14, 2019 in Defense

Boeing’s F/A-18 program recently unveiled its Super Hornet large-area display, the Advanced Cockpit System, in its Flight Simulation Lab facility in St. Louis. The ACS increases situational awareness for pilots and is a next-generation Block III capability.

The ACS has been installed in the first Super Hornet that will be delivered to Kuwait. It will undergo its first flight in March of this year.

“This is real hardware with real software installed,” said Jennifer Splaingard, F/A-18 development program manager. “All of this is starting to come together for delivery of a first Block III test jet to the Navy at the end of 2019 and the first full-up Block III the year after that.”

Watch the video to learn more about the Block III Super Hornet Advanced Cockpit System.

Boeing F/A-18 test pilot Steve "Bull" Schmidt flies the simulator with the new Advanced Cockpit System large area display.