automatic flight control system


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automatic flight control system

A system that includes all equipment to automatically control the flight of an aircraft or missile to a path or attitude described by references internal or external to the aircraft or missile.
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The CH-47F has a modernized airframe, Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) cockpit that improves crew situational awareness and the Digital Automatic Flight Control System (DAFCS), which offers enhanced flight-control capabilities for the multitude of conditions in which the helicopter is used.
This information is provided to the automatic flight control system, instrument system, and terrain awareness and warning system.
The CH-47F features modernized airframe, Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) cockpit which enhances crew situational awareness and the Digital Automatic Flight Control System (DAFCS) offering better flight-control capabilities for the multitude of conditions wherein the helicopter is used.
The autopilot system, which is derived from the Bell 429 digital automatic flight control system, integrates with the Garmin G-1000H s navigation modes and display and also integrates audio for caution alerts and mode annunciations.
Two DRS-produced Flight Control Computers will be installed on each helicopter, providing redundant computational and aircraft control functions for a duplex automatic flight control system.
The simulator was built by global technology firm Indra in close cooperation with Airbus Helicopters in its role as the EC175 manufacturer, and is equipped with the same data pack, avionics suite and automatic flight control system as the actual EC175 rotorcraft.
Boeing chose the same operating system for its Redesign Automatic Flight Control System, or RAFCS, an upgrade to the transport's Autopilot Flight Control System.
Moreover, a fully integrated Common Avionics Architecture System cockpit and Digital Automatic Flight Control System cut pilot workload and offer higher situational awareness.
The CsLEOS(TM) RTOS, a layered, embedded system designed specifically for safety-critical applications, was selected for the Redesign Automatic Flight Control System (RAFCS).
An upgraded electrical system provides additional power and redundancy, while a fully integrated Common Avionics Architecture System cockpit and Digital Automatic Flight Control System reduce pilot workload and provide greater situational awareness.
Benefiting from a new digital automatic flight control system that provides improved handling qualities and aircraft stability, offering increased safety, the Mark 6 is the most advanced heavy-lift helicopter ever operated by the RAF.
The Collins AHS-3000 Attitude Heading Reference System, featuring a digital quartz sensor, significantly improves reliability while reducing volume, weight, power consumption and cost of ownership -- An optional checklist feature provides enhanced information management to reduce pilot workload -- Dual-channel Automatic Flight Control System.

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