The picture of the successful promotion of the Boeing 737 was spoiled by one question of a “political” nature, raised by the unions of pilots and other organizations that insisted that such a plane should be controlled by a crew of three pilots or two pilots and a flight engineer. Such an approach was, of course, unprofitable for airlines, but, in addition, it is of little use for the Boeing 737 aircraft itself, because its flight cabin was originally designed for a crew of two people, and there was only a folding chair for an additional crew member. In the fall of 1965, a full-size model of the cockpit of the Boeing 737 was shown to representatives of the airline pilot association (ALPA, Air Lines Pilots Association) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Of course, the FAA specialists could not make any decision regarding certification, based only on a simple layout, devoid of any working functions. But the pilots of United Airlines very quickly let them know about their disagreement with the layout concept of the two-member crew shown. A year later, to test the distribution of the workload on the crew, a dynamic cockpit layout was used. Once again, a group of United Airlines pilots decided in favor of a crew of three pilots.
In November 1966, a meeting of ALPA leaders took place, dedicated to the adoption of a resolution requiring control of a Boeing 737 aircraft in any conditions by a crew of only three pilots. A month before that, Boeing began annual negotiations with United Airlines regarding aircraft purchases, and the issue of the number of 737 crew members soon became the main one. However, at the same time, Boeing received a written notice from the Federal Aviation Administration that the FAA tentatively authorized the operation of the aircraft by a crew of two people, with the final decision on the results of the flight test program. Obviously, before the end of these disputes, the situation around the Boeing 737, frightened many potential customers. But in particular, this has helped Douglas raise its sales of its standard and extended DC-9 options to several small US regional airlines.
Accurate very high definition model of a Boeing 737-600 textured as Continental Airlines with detailed landing gear and wings, fully textured. All flaps, rudders and the landing gear can be animated. All textures included in tga, eps and Adobe Illustrator format.
The flaps, rudders and the landing gear are animated. Meshsmooth is applied so you can set the object resolution as you like. Just use the Named Selection Set meshsmooth to select the SubD objects.
In 3 different resolutions ranging from 56301 to 483639 Polygons. The movable parts are saved separately in an initial state and in an animated state. The lowest poly-version is the SubD. hull. So you can use it easily as SubD in Maya/XSI or any software supporting SubD.
In 3 different resolutions ranging from 54779 to 482114 Polygons. The movable parts are saved separately in an initial state and in an animated state. The lowest poly-version is the SubD. hull. So you can use it easily as SubD in Maya/XSI or any software supporting SubD.
In 3 different resolutions ranging from 107508 to 962581 Polygons. The movable parts are saved separately in an initial state and in an animated state.
Previews rendered in XSI.
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