Aircraft Flight Control System Industry Smart Strategies of the Research and Development Process

Increasing demand of aircraft due to consistent growth of air travel is the driving factor for growth of this market whereas higher cost of manufacturing and integration of aircraft flight control system on aircraft restrain the market growth. Opportunities for this market is increased demand for lightweight flight control systems.

Aircraft flight control system market (FCS) is a combination of automation and electromechanical skills, used for constancy in the aircraft riding time and to maintain the safety of the aircraft, crews and passenger during rolling, pitching as well as enhance the performance of aircraft. Fly-by-wire control systems and development of electronic flight bag are some of the trends that would be observed in the coming years in the aircraft flight control system market.

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Aircraft control system consists of control surfaces, the individual cockpit controls, connecting linkages, and also the necessary operational mechanisms to regulate an aircraft's direction on the wing. Aircraft engine controls also are thought of as flight controls as they alter speed. The fundamentals of craft controls area unit explained in flight dynamics. Primary flight control systems offer operation for the aircraft’s airfoil, elevator, rudder, spoiler and horizontal stabiliser trim actuator (HSTA).Fly-by-wire technology, electro-hydrostatic actuation (EHA) and electro-backup hydrostatic actuation (EBHA) are currently taking the lead over hydro-mechanical control systems. Fly-by-wire control systems enable automatic functions like aircraft stability, and provide redundancy in both computers and electronics to maximise safety and dependability.

Secondary flight control systems, conjointly referred to as high lift flight controls, enhance an aircraft’s mechanics performance beneath certain flight conditions. Secondary flight managements embrace control of flap and slat systems, freelance control and monitor architectures and extremely integrated electronic management schemes. Several technology analysis and development efforts exist to integrate the functions of control systems like ailerons, elevators, elevons, flaps, and flaperons into wings to perform the mechanics purpose. 2 promising approaches are versatile wings, and fluidics.


The report will also take a closer look towards the future of  flight control surfaces examining the most recent research papers which anticipate a future aircraft achieving comparable if not improved efficiency but with no flight surfaces.


The key players influencing the market are Moog Inc., BAE Systems, Inc., Rockwell Collins, Inc., Honeywell International Inc., Parker Hannifin Corporation, Saab Automobile AB, Liebherr Group, Lockheed Martin, Nabtesco Corporation and General Atomics.

Source: The Insight Partners

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