fly-by-wire


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fly-by-wire

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A method of control used by some modern aircraft where input from the control column, aircraft control surfaces, and other data, such as static and dynamic pressure and angle of attack, are fed into a computer. These data are inputs for the movement of aircraft control surfaces and are conveyed to the hydro-boosters by electrical signals.
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Triumph Mechanical Solutions, an operating company of Triumph Integrated Systems, is a strategic supplier to Sikorsky and provides a key component of the fly-by-wire kit, the Sensor Feel Module (SFM).
While it's true that software flies the A320, the Airbus fly-by-wire system is a marvel of robustness and simplicity, in no small part because it was designed to work with the constraints of 1980's-era computer hardware.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-March 17, 2016-SKF divests fly-by-wire business for EUR39m
Most clean-sheet new business jet designs have fly-by-wire flight control systems, witness Embraeras Legacy 450/500, Gulfstreamas G500/G600 and Bombardieras Global 7000/8000.
The test used a prototype fly-by-wire UH-60M and incorporated the company's Matrix technology, which improves the capability, reliability and safety of autonomous, optionally piloted and piloted vertical take-off and landing aircraft.
The flat twin cylinder engine revs easily using its fly-by-wire throttle and liquid cooled heads.
The models features a streamlined body with a revised radiator guard and a sleeker tail unit, redesigned headlamp, fly-by-wire throttle, traction control, switchable power modes and keyless ignition.
It has quadruplex digital fly-by-wire Flight Control System (FCS) with associated advanced flight control laws.
Introducing the new technologies including an integrated Fly-by-Wire system that allows the engine/rotor/propulsor system to operate efficiently, with full control of rotor RPM throughout the flight envelope, high lift-to-drag rigid blades, low drag hub fairings, and active vibration control, an extraordinary performance attributes in helicopter family.
The switch to electrical aircraft steering mechanisms from older systems of pulleys, cables and hydraulics posed further risk to the plane, since those critical flight controls, known as "fly-by-wire" systems, added to the components that could be affected by electrical interference.
The A330 MRTT for the country's air force features a fly-by-wire aerial refueling boom system and a universal aerial refueling receptacle slipway installation for refueling from another tanker.