They may be used only for takeoff and landing, but high-lift systems are among the more complex of aircraft subsystems to assemble and maintain, requiring precise alignment of complicated mechanisms that are important to performance and reliability. Collins Aerospace Systems, formerly UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS), the leading supplier in this segment, has launched a £6.5 million ($8.5 million) project to develop the next generation of high-lift systems, with half the funding being ...

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