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Looks like an "e-book" implemetation. It's likely that this is simply a checklist and/or electronic charting system which is completely disconnected (other than power) from the aircraft's computers. If the computer in the image crashed, it would have zero bearing on the functionality of the aircraft.(Plus, they probably have the paper charts and checklists in the cabin with them - the e-book is there for speed only) I've seen similar screens performing a similar function in photos of a Boeing 777 flightdeck. -Greg

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I think the trend now is that airlines are moving away from paper entirely, and rather equip their pilots with laptops. I don't know how much paper is actually carried in the cockpit, but it is probably stripped to a legal minimum. Airbus drivers often don't even do their own weight and speed calculations, but just downloads data from the dispatch office.-

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nothing wrong with running Windows, it's a pretty decent operating system as long as you don't let users install all kinds of crap they download from the internet on their machines.This looks to be an embedded version, running on custom hardware with no option for the user to install anything. Most likely there is no storage space at all accessible to the user in fact.The application seems to be a collection of maintenance manuals in the form of html pages. Easy to keep up to date, or even to run over WiFi corporate LAN connections or wireless extranet connections.

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