ALL-WEATHER AUTOMATIC LANDING CONCEPTS AND OPERATIONS: REVIEW OF AEROSPATIALE EXPERIENCE

This paper reviews Aerospatiale's experience and achievements in the field of all-weather automatic landing and describes the Automatic Flight Control Systems installed on the following aircraft: Caravelle, equipped with a fail-passive system; Airbus, equipped with a "double-multiple" -type, fail-operational system; and Concorde, equipped with a duplicated monitored-type fail-operational system. The certification conditions are discussed for each of these systems together with a brief description of their design principles and operational limits. Finally, the experience gained by the French domestic airline Air Inter in the field of low-visibility automatic landing with its Caravelles is detailed both as far as the means implemented and the results obtained are concerned.

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    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  USA  10019
  • Authors:
    • Negre, Y
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 323-326
  • Serial:
    • Journal of Aircraft
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    • ISSN: 0021-8669

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170191
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM