Aviation Week & Space Technology had the opportunity to fly the A350. In the report published it was highlighted that several differences are apparent, between the new Airbus and Boeing widebody twins and between the A350 and earlier A330.
“Strapping in, I was impressed with the quiet, dark cockpit design.”
If something does not require attention, it is not shown and not heard.
Display color conventions are another strong point:
“Pull on a knob and you can select the data, shown in cyan. Push the knob and you have given authority to the computer, shown in magenta. Cyan also denotes a pilot action to be completed. Green signifies normal, active, completed action.”
Source: Alexander Hassestein
Outermost are the onboard information displays:
·In front of each pilot is the primary flight and navigation display (PFD/ND).