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LUCAS EBHA SUCCESSFULLY FLIGHT TESTED ON A320 POWER-BY-WIRE FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM

 PARIS, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerospatiale has been successfully flying a new type of flight control actuation system, designed by Lucas, on an A320 aircraft. This demonstrator program, which began in November 1992, utilizes an Electric Back-Up Hydrostatic Actuator (EBHA) to move the aircraft's aileron surface.
 The system is being tested over the aircraft's complete operating envelope including failure and emergency conditions. Flight testing is expected to continue through to the end of 1993.
 The system was supplied by Lucas and developed with Aerospatiale Division Avions as part of the CDVF (Commandes Vol Futures) research program and supported by Direction Generale de l'Aviation in France.
 The flight control actuator is a Fly-By-Wire aileron actuator from which a high performance electro hydraulic power pack provides an alternative power source in case of hydraulic supply failure. This particular design of flight control system avoids the use of a triplex hydraulic circuit architecture while keeping the same level of safety for the aircraft.
 Aerospatiale envisages such new flight control system concepts on future commercial and military aircraft.
 The system supplied by Lucas includes the EBHA actuator installed in place of an aileron actuator and the power electronics unit that controls the back-up electro hydraulic power pack. No significant change has been made to the wing.
 Lucas aerospace businesses are leading suppliers of aerospace systems and equipment with annual sales of $1.2 billion and operating facilities across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, as well as associated companies, joint ventures, marketing and customer support facilities around the world. The businesses are part of Lucas Industries plc, a leading international supplier of advanced technology systems, components and services to the world's aerospace, automotive and other selected markets, with sales of $4.5 billion.
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 /CONTACT: Angus MacLeod or Mike Aplin at the Lucas Business Center at the Paris Air Show, 48-36-70-41, or Renate Myles of Lucas, 703-264-2387/


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