Primary Flight Controls & Systems

    Woodward is one of the world’s leading suppliers of primary flight controls and systems for commercial and military aircraft and rotorcraft. Our hydraulic and electric actuators drive primary control surfaces on some of the worlds leading commercial, regional, fighter, transport, business, and UAV (unmanned air vehicle) aircraft.
    Our experience in fixed wing and rotary wing primary flight control systems spans over 50 years in design and development, including:

    • Dual redundant hydraulic actuators
    • High power, dual channel electromechanical actuators
    • On board actuator electronics
    • System integration rig design and testing
    • Electrohydaulic servovalves
    • Multi-channel control electronics and software
    • Sensor components
    • Mechanical, electronic and software system design, integration and development
    • Air vehicle actuation system design, integration and development

    Woodward’s system development process encompasses the entire development life cycle from initial concept through design, qualification, operation and maintenance. Woodward engineers work in IPT (integrated product team) and joint development arrangements with our customers in defining system architectures and requirements, and translating those into component requirements and designs. DOORS (Design of Object-Oriented Real-time Systems) engineering methods and tools for complex systems are incorporated extensively in our development process.

    Woodward is at the forefront of providing reliable and affordable, advanced technology solutions for aerospace and defense actuation. For more information or assistance with your particular application, contact us at AFS-Actuation@Woodward.com. 

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