Active Sidestick Controls Make Commercial Debut

Credit: BAE Systems/Gulfstream
There is general agreement that fly-by-wire (FBW) is the control system of choice for most new aircraft, military or commercial, but there is less unanimity about sidesticks. Airbus uses them; Boeing does not, not even—so far—in its military aircraft. But the list of manufacturers yet to embrace the...
Graham Warwick

Graham leads Aviation Week's coverage of technology, focusing on engineering and technology across the aerospace industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense.

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