On the A320 - the first commercial aircraft in the world to be equipped with an electrical flight control system - Avionics and Simulation designed the software for the EFCS secondary computer. The success of the A320 electrical flight control system led Airbus to extend this system to new products in the range, creating an entire family of aircraft around an identical flight control and cockpit concept.
On the A330 and A340 family, Avionics and Simulation designs the hardware and software of the FCPC (Flight Control Primary Computer) and is responsible for its production; it also designs the software of the FCSC (Flight Control Secondary Computer).
In addition to launching a more powerful version of the primary computer (FCPC) of the electrical flight control system for the A340-500/600, Avionics and Simulation designs and series produces the new secondary computer (FCSC).
The three primary computers (FCPC) and two secondary computers (FCSC) which form the A340 and A330 electrical flight control system are placed between the pilot's controls (sidesticks, rudder pedals) and the control surfaces of the aircraft, whose movement they control and monitor.
On the A380, Avionics and Simulation designs and manufactures the hardware and software of the primary and secondary Flight Controls (FCGU and SEC). Avionics and Simulation also develops a FCDC function which is integrated into IMA Modules.
On the A400M, Avionics and Simulation designs and manufactures the hardware and software of the primary and secondary Flight Controls (FCGU), and the BCM (Back Up Control Module).
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