Posted on: 15 July 2010 by Ross McSweeny
Honeywell has been selected by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) as the flybywire flight control system provider for the new C919 single-aisle commercial airliner.
Mark Howes, president of Honeywell Aerospace APAC signed the Letter of Intent together with Lu Guangshan, president of AVIC Electronics Group and Wu Guanghui, senior vice-president of COMAC.
Honeywell flybywire flight control technology is used on many commercial aircraft, including COMAC’s ARJ21, the Boeing 787 and the Embraer 170/190 family. The Honeywell system for the C919 includes a complete autoflight system with automatic landing capability.
Honeywell will integrate the flybywire system that includes electronics, actuation, MEMS sensors, sidestick and other cockpit controls to provide the C919 with a complete flight control capability that optimises aircraft performance with reduced weight, volume and power requirements.
Honeywell also signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form a joint venture with the Flight Automatic Control Research Institute (FACRI) to provide electronics for the C919.