Aerodynamic aid

  • 30-Jun-2008 06:32 EDT

Airbus selected Rockwell Collins to provide the trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator (THSA) for the new A350 XWB (extra-wide body) aircraft. The THSA optimizes aerodynamics, responding to complex computations to trim the pitch of the aircraft during flight. Rockwell Collins’ THSA incorporates two independent means of drive and redundant failure detection technology, meeting the latest certification requirements.

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