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Advanced GA cockpits are sometimes more advanced than airliner cockpits. This industry has discovered that it is cheaper to build an integrated cockpit design than it is to build individual instruments.

Potential hazard

  1. Electrical failure of glass panel power supplies
  2. Inability to successfully revert to backup manual flight instruments
  3. Obsolete databases not containing new obstacles and departure/arrival routes
  4. Information overload
  5. Excessive heads down time

Corroborating sources and comments

Introduction of Glass Cockpit Avionics into Light Aircraft, NTSB Safety Study, NTSB/SS-01/10 PB2010-917001

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