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User currently offlineTupolev154B2 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 2
Posted (14 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 860 times:

Hey, I recall that MCD and NASA developed a throttle-only control system or whatever it is called with in the past decade, in light of the 1989 incident involving a UAL DC-10 ad Sioux City, Iowa. Has that system been implemented in any new aircraft since its development?

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User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 847 times:

FADEC...

Full Authority Digital Engine Control.

That's all I know


User currently offlineSaluki777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 830 times:

It was tried out on a MD11 testbed, and from what I have read, it was an extraordinary success. It is through a computer, and you still use the yoke, but instead of going to the control surfaces, the signals go to the engines.

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