It appears that active controls and digital flight control and avionics will significantly impact transport aircraft technology, and therefore, FAA must examine the impact of these advances on airworthiness criteria. To comply with its charged responsibilities, the FAA must stay abreast of technology advancements and establish the necessary safety standards. In the areas of active controls technology and digital flight control and avionics, a technology program entitled "Advanced Integrated Flight Systems" (AIFS) has been established to support this responsibility. The AIFS Technology Program will provide for the acquisition or development of the generic data base from which the Flight Standards Service may develop airworthiness criteria and compliance procedures for aircraft and equipment evolving from the application of advanced integrated flight systems technology.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 84 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181360
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-ED-18-3
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1979 12:00AM