Re: FLY-BY-WIRE (AIRBUS vs. BOEING)

From:         rdd@netcom.com (Robert Dorsett)
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Date:         17 May 95 17:24:47 
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In article <airliners.1995.627@ohare.Chicago.COM> gman@bu.edu (George Mantis) writes:
>Airbus definitely gives their FBW systems more "authority" than Boeing does
>with theirs.

This is a typo, right?   You surely meant to write "less".  Airbus' design
is explicitly intended to restrict pilot authority by providing "hard"
envelope restrictions.  Boeing's  design permits full-envelope authority,
while providing  "soft" warnings when the normal operational envelope is
exceeded.




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