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 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.
Moreover, a fully integrated Common Avionics Architecture System cockpit and Digital Automatic Flight Control System cut pilot workload and offer higher situational awareness.
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.
Thales s IESI is also able to receive and control other functions such as Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) back up, Radio Management System (RMS) back up, depending on customer requirements.
The Bell 412EP offers dual digital automatic flight control system with available IFR option and excellent Category A/JAR OPS 3 capability.
Included in its standard equipment list is the four-axis autopilot and associated automatic flight control system from Airbus Helicopters EC225 Super Puma helicopter, which provides flight envelope protection, unrivalled precision, and stability in even the harshest operating conditions.
By using, the helicopter's flight management system (FMS) and automatic flight control system (AFCS), with landing approach vertical guidance provided by EGNOS, the European Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS), automatized low-noise approaches were performed.
Howitt, "Optimization of partial authority automatic flight control systems for hover/low-speed maneuvering in degraded visual environments," Journal of the American Helicopter Society, vol.
NASA NASA's Glenn Research Centre has issued a contract to Aerospace Corporation to develop artificial ice shapes that will be used for wind tunnel testing as part of the agency's plan to develop more robust automatic flight control systems for aircraft.
and 80 foreign patents concerning aircraft terrain avoidance systems, HUDs, speed control/auto throttle systems, stall warning systems, automatic flight control systems, and weight and balance systems.
Another $21 million would procure and install new EA-6B Automatic Flight Control Systems to improve Prowler reliability.

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