Embraer officials Aug. 17, disclosed that its Legacy 500 super-midsize aircraft and Legacy 450 light-super-mid jet will have digital fly-by-wire flight control systems that are substantially more advanced and more capable than the FBW systems installed in its ERJ 170/190 series regional airliners, Embraer’s first aircraft to be fitted with fly-by-wire controls. “In our E-Jets, pilots directly can move the flight control surfaces, not unlike aircraft with conventional flight controls. The ...

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