Definition of fly-by-wire in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈflībīˌwī(ə)r/


[often as modifier]
A semiautomatic and typically computer-regulated system for controlling the flight of an aircraft or spacecraft: sophisticated fly-by-wire technology
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  • The fly-by-wire flight control system is triple redundant.
  • It will be fitted with a fly-by-wire flight control system developed for the Airbus range of civil airliners.
  • The pilot controls the aircraft through a computerised digital fly-by-wire system which provides artificial stabilisation and gust elevation to give good control characteristics throughout the flight envelope.

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Syllabification: fly-by-wire

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