This paper deals with some aspects of flight safety due to the introduction of new automated aircraft control systems, such as fly-by-wire, onboard loadable software, automated protection in the engine and brakes, and future air navigation and communication systems. Fly-by-wire control systems protect the aircraft against stall and allow the pilot to get the maximum available performance, while minimizing risk of overstressing the aircraft. The loadable software allows operators to change the configuration of aircraft systems without physically modifying or replacing hardware components. Automated protection in the engine and brakes ensures the maximum performance in special situations during take-off and landing. New navigation and communication systems allow pilots to communicate with the air traffic controllers by monitors, not only audibly, in heavy traffic congested environments.


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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 133-136
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  • Accession Number: 00791410
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Vol. 11, Supplement No. 4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 18 2000 12:00AM