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Avionics Room in B777

Old 27th Mar 2014, 20:46
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Avionics Room in B777

A picture was posted in the MH370 thread of a B777 avionics room:

HawkEye Media Boeing 777 Avionics Compartment VR Panoramic Photography

As the room is panned, the device in the photo below shows up. It looks like a specialized terminal/display and I want to know what it is used for, and whether its use would be limited to on the ground situations or whether it would be accessible in flight. Thank you.


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Old 28th Mar 2014, 15:02
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It's a PMAT. "Portable" Maintenance Access Terminal.
Used by engineers to diagnose and cure faults, activate ground tests etc. As far as I can remember it's deactivated in flight.
I only ever used it's once when the MAT on the flight deck was u/s.
Many airlines have removed them.


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Old 28th Mar 2014, 20:27
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Thank you. Would such a device have been accessible on MH370 (from below decks - someone in the cargo hold), and if so, could it be used to cause the phenomena observed on MH370.
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No, it would not.
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