Tupolev154B2 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 2 Posted (14 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 883 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?
Saluki777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 853 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.