lamyl_hhlco
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Boeing Fly-by-wire

Mon May 07, 2001 9:46 am

hey!!

I just have a question for you guys...in the Boeing serial NG, I know that the B777 is a fly by wire flyer and was the first Boeing plane long haul built with fbw...but what about the 737's NG and 767.400, are they a fbw airplanes?
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JETPILOT
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RE: Boeing Fly-by-wire

Mon May 07, 2001 9:48 am

If you are refering to the primary flight control inputs no they are not.

JET
 
lamyl_hhlco
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RE: Boeing Fly-by-wire

Mon May 07, 2001 10:23 am

why is that?
 
AA737-823
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RE: Boeing Fly-by-wire

Mon May 07, 2001 12:37 pm

Because the 737 already had a flight system, i.e. it is not a brand new aircraft. The ONLY brand new airplane Boeing builds in the 777. All others are newer versions of old airplanes. The 737-800 is virtually the same aircraft as the 35 year old 737-100. True, lots of electronics and computers have been added, but fly by wire it is not. It would cost too much; if you were going to spend the money to COMPLETELY redo EVERY control system and pretty much everything else, then just build a whole new airplane.

Same for the 764- it's just a long 763.

Randy

 
lamyl_hhlco
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RE: Boeing Fly-by-wire

Mon May 07, 2001 4:55 pm

oh ok...thanks for the info