It’s a proven truth that since the 1950s, and particularly over the last three decades, our sector has made major advancements in safety, and technology has played a big role in ensuring that the safety records of the whole aviation industry have greatly improved.
In this article, we discuss a few of the technological advancements that have significantly enhanced the safety of our goods. Fly-by-wire will be discussed first.
Fly-by-wire flight control systems are those that use computers to process the pilot or autopilot’s inputs for flight control and then send the relevant electrical signals to the actuation on the flight control surface. Direct mechanical linking is being replaced by this technology.
Fly-by-wire has a number of benefits, including the possibility to save weight by doing away with cables, pulleys, and rods, as well as increased safety, durability, and manoeuvrability.
Since the first Airbus A320, which debuted in 1988, and the most recent models of competing aircraft, including the B777, B787, and Embraer E-jets, fly-by-wire technology has been a standard feature on every Airbus aircraft, including the A220.
The aircraft that have been used but since, known as the fourth-generation aircraft, have collected more than 30 years of in-service time. A fleet of more than 14,500 operational aircraft represented more than 200 million cumulative flights as of the end of 2021, which is a solid statistical base. The safety and effectiveness of aircraft operations have been greatly enhanced by fly-by-wire.
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