The 747-400 flight deck provides the same flexibility that is being incorporated in all models across the Boeing fleet.
At the end of 2002, Boeing incorporated new Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) on all new 747-400s. These LCDs provide high reliability and more capability for new functions to be incorporated in the future.
The Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System (EICAS) can call up the status or schematics of various systems at any time on one of the LCDs.
Crews now can obtain an update of the airplane's mechanical condition while in flight. Before this improvement, the information was available to maintenance workers only when the airplane was parked.