Thales’s expertise in Fly-By-Wire (FBW) spans over 35 years and 10,000 aircraft. From the early days of the Airbus A320 airliner to the latest Cessna Citation Hemisphere, Thales has been at the forefront of FBW innovation. By providing aircraft manufacturers with solutions ranging from single axis or secondary flight control computers and electronics to complete integration of flight control systems. Thales has grown to become the largest flight control electronics system supplier in the world.
FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN AND TOOLS
Moreover, with its unique flight control system architecture and its unrivalled development and integration tools, Thales’ value proposition features several additional benefits:
- Best availability and dispatch rates in the industry
- Simplest architecture, lowest complexity (fewer LRUs & P/Ns)
- Reduced integration cost and schedule risk
- Eased certification process
- Compatibility with various actuation technologies
Thales’ proprietary tools system integrators to visualize and modify control law parameters in real time, even while performing flight testing, consequently saving numerous flight test hours and engineering efforts. Supported by automatic certified code generation, these tools enable Thales to deliver software updates in a fraction of the time, ensuring system certification on-time and on-budget.
THALES FLIGHT CONTROL COMPUTER (FCC) FOR FLY BY WIRE AIRCRAFT
THALES SMART ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT
THALES REMOTE ELECTRONIC UNITS (REU)
Aircraft maintenance personnel can push software updates to and retrieve diagnosis data from the Thales REU using a single Thales FCC interface. This saves considerable development and in-service support time, which translates into gains for both the aircraft manufacturer and the aircraft operator.
THALES FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS ONBOARD MAJOR PROGRAMS
The latest generation of Thales’s FCC equips the Gulfstream G500, G600, G650 and G650ER. Cessna selected the Thales FCC and REU for its Citation Hemisphere and the SECU for the Citation Longitude.