January 26, 2015
Parker Aerospace selected by AVIC Aircraft to provide flight controls
Parker Aerospace has been selected by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China’s AVIC Aircraft to supply the flight control actuation and hydraulic system for the new MA700 regional aircraft. Parker Aerospace will provide fly-by-wire actuators for the new twin turboprop MA700. Part of the bill of material will be provided by Parker’s partner AVIC FACRI (Flight Automated Control Research Institute). Fly-by-wire flight controls will replace the conventional hydro-mechanical flight control actuators that accept electrical commands from the flight control electronics to link pilot commands to flight control surfaces. Fly-by-wire provides increased functionality and easier installation. The MA700’s hydraulic system will be designed and manufactured by Parker, providing the functionality necessary to power and control the aircraft’s flight control system, landing gear and steering system and brakes.