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  • Then in the 1970s they began to redomain aircraft control digitally in a new technology-plural called fly-by-wire.

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  • The shuttle orbiters are fly-by-wire machines with computer inputs, downlinked telemetry and lots of oversight from mission control.

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  • All modern fly-by-wire aircraft are piloted through computers.

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  • Airbus and Chesley Sullenberger may differ over how important the fly-by-wire design was to the successful water landing of the A320 after geese disabled both of the airliner's engines.

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  • But fly-by-wire technology, vectored-thrust engines, hybrid designs, and new superstrong, superlight materials have solved many of those challenges.

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  • Unlike traditional flight control systems that connect external surfaces like ailerons, rudders and elevators directly to the yokes and rudder pedals in the cockpit, fly-by-wire systems send electrical signals to various controls, instead of a direct mechanical connection.

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  • Company officials haven't yet said how the accident will affect that schedule, but one area investigators will likely examine is the G650's brand new fly-by-wire flight control system.

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  • Derived from the Air Force version it is a longitudinally unstable fly-by-wire aircraft.

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  • Chief winemaker Matthieu Cosse boasts that the advanced technology at Château La Coste is akin to controlling an A380 Airbus with your little finger to produce "fly-by-wire wine."

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  • The counterpoint is major airliners can fly and even land themselves on autopilot these days, largely because of advances in fly-by-wire and sensor technology.

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