fly-by-wire


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fly-by-wire

n
(Aeronautics) aircraft control through systems operated by electronic circuits rather than mechanical rods. Abbreviation: FBW

fly′-by-wire′



adj.
(of an aircraft or spacecraft) actuated entirely by electronic controls.
[1970–75]
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Under the new multi-year contract, Boeing's cockpit control will be designed and produced at LORD Electromechanical Solutions (formerly Fly-by-Wire France) facilities in Saint-Vallier, France and in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania, USA.
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