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April 20, 2012

Sharp LCDs Installed in Boeing 787 Dreamliner Flight Deck
AQUOS Technology Brings Sharp LCDs to the Pilot's Seat

Sharp LCDs are being used in the flight deck of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a state-of-the-art, all-new-commercial airplane.

This is the first LCD for aviation usage to incorporate Advanced Super View LCD, a display technology that Sharp developed for the AQUOS LCD TV. Boasting superior optical characteristics including high contrast, wide viewing angle, and excellent color reproduction, the Advanced Super View LCD gives the pilot and co-pilot, a clear view of vital flight information. The Sharp display also exhibits superb durability in the face of temperature and air pressure changes, and vibration and shock.

Ever since 1973 when Sharp introduced a pocket calculator with the world's first practical application of LCD, the company has evolved LCD technology and made it possible to introduce a number of application products including notebook PCs, PC monitors, color mobile phones, and LCD TVs. This is the latest success spawned by Sharp's years of experience and reliability in LCDs for aerospace applications. Since 1991, Sharp has collaborated with Rockwell Collins to supply LCDs for jet airliner flight decks.

Sharp will continue pushing the boundaries of LCD technology to deliver displays with an increasingly wider range of LCD applications covering the consumer, commercial, and industrial market segments.

Specifications of the LCD in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Flight Deck

Display size 306.6 x 229.95 mm
Display dots 1,400 x 1,050 dots
LCDs (per plane) 5 displays
No. of colors 262,144 colors

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