Autopilots and Flight Management Systems

  • R. P. G. Collinson


Autopilots and flight management systems (FMS) have been grouped together in one chapter as modern aircraft require a very close degree of integration between the two systems, particularly in their respective control laws.


Flight Path Bank Angle Flight Plan Flight Control System Avionic System 
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Further reading

  1. Combs, S.R., Sanchez-Chew, A.P., Tauke, G.J., Flight Management System Integration on the F-117A: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics AIAA-92–1077, 1991Google Scholar
  2. Lee, H.P., and Leffler, M.F., Development of the L1011 Four-Dimensional Flight Management System: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Report No. NASA CR 3700, 1 February 1984Google Scholar
  3. McLean, D., Automatic Flight Control Systems: Prentice HallGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. P. G. Collinson
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  1. 1.Formerly of GEC-Marconi Avionics Ltd. (now part of BAE SYSTEMS)Rochester, KentUK

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