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Lockheed L-1011 TriStar 500 - Cockpit Description

The L-1011 TriStar has a typical three crew flight deck and panels with many analog instruments, a similar layout and concept also found on the 747 Classic and the DC-10. However, being the most advanced of the three wide-bodies of that time, some signs of new technology were already present. For example, instead of the intensive use of two-position switches on the overhead and flight engineer panels, the L-1011 has illuminated push-buttons with a similar logic to that of modern Airbus aircraft. Also, on the flight engineer panel of the L-1011-500, an innovative system called FIDDS - Fault Isolation Data Display System - collected and stored malfunction data for later maintenance analysis and corrective actions.

Flight Compartment - Detailed Cockpit Diagrams



Pilots' overhead and eyebrow panels 🡬


Pilots' main instrument panel 🡬


Pilots' center console 🡬


Second officer's upper instrument panel 🡬


Second officer's lower instrument panel 🡬


last modified: 2022-02-18


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