Building the Information Society pp 191-212

Airbus Fly-By-Wire: A Total Approach To Dependability

  • Pascal Traverse
  • Isabelle Lacaze
  • Jean Souyris
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-8157-6_18

Volume 156 of the book series IFIP International Federation for Information Processing (IFIPAICT)

Abstract

This paper deals with the digital electrical flight control system of the Airbus airplanes. This system is built to very stringent dependability requirements both in terms of safety (the systems must not output erroneous signals) and availability. System safety and availability principles are presented with an emphasis on their evolution and on future challenges

Key words

dependabilityfault-tolerancesafetyproofhuman factorssystem designairplanefly-by-wireflight controls
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© Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pascal Traverse
    • 1
  • Isabelle Lacaze
    • 1
  • Jean Souyris
    • 1
  1. 1.AirbusToulouseFrance