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What is Fly-by-wire system ? how it reduced aircraft maintenance

What is Fly-by-wire system ? how it reduced aircraft maintenance

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.

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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.

What is Fly-by-wire system ? how it reduced aircraft maintenance

Courtesy : Airbus

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.

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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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Courtesy : Airbus 

 

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He is an aviation journalist and the founder of Jetline Marvel. Dawal gained a comprehensive understanding of the commercial aviation industry.  He has worked in a range of roles for more than 9 years in the aviation and aerospace industry. He has written more than 1700 articles in the aerospace industry. When he was 19 years old, he received a national award for his general innovations and holds the patent. He completed two postgraduate degrees simultaneously, one in Aerospace and the other in Management. Additionally, he authored nearly six textbooks on aviation and aerospace tailored for students in various educational institutions. jetlinem4(at)gmail.com

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