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LUCAS SMART FLY-BY-LIGHT TAKES OFF WITH BRITISH AEROSPACE

 PARIS, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, Feb. 13, 1993, a piece of aviation history was created with the first flight of a BAC One- Eleven Aircraft equipped with a Lucas Fly-By-Light spoiler actuation system. The system, which gives lift dump, airbrake and roll assist control to the aircraft, was tested over the aircraft's normal operating envelope, together with failure and emergency conditions. The flight of over two hours in duration covered a 27 point flight test program with no discrepancies noted.
 The results of the test, together with the documentation from the successful qualification program, were submitted to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). On March 1 following CAA approval, the BAC One-Eleven "G-ASYD" began in-service operation as a communications aircraft for BAe with an active Fly-By-Light system.
 The system was supplied by Lucas as part of the Control Technology program led by British Aerospace Airbus Limited and supported by the Department of Trade and Industry.
 Lucas has been researching and developing Smart Fly-By-Light systems for more than a decade and can claim to be world leaders in this field. The challenge over this period has been to develop systems that can survive the harsh aircraft environment. Using technologies derived from production digital engine control programs, this is now achievable.
 The start of in service evaluation of the Fly-By-Light systems on the BAC One-Eleven aircraft helps to bring closer the day when this technology is implemented on a production standard aircraft.
 The system supplied by Lucas controls the inboard spoiler panels of the aircraft. It was developed as a direct replacement for the mechanically signaled system that is normally installed. The system includes a pilots panel, a central computer, two fiber optic harnesses, two digital smart actuator controllers and two hydromechanical servo actuators. Also included were two rotary position sensors that are used to pick off the pilot's control.
 By the end of May, the aircraft had flown approximately 200 hours (175 flights), in service between Filton, U.K., and Toulouse.
 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, 703-264-2387, all of Lucas/


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