Fly-by-wire or just hydraulics? that is the question, in Project Two for the Aviation Academy.
The airline Amsterdam Airlines Leeuwenburg (ALA) will expand its fleet with new aircraft. The final selection should be made between the Boeing 737NG or Airbus A320. Before this choice can be made, the board must first insight into the costs for the maintenance of the flight control system of both types.
As a project team of this low-cost carrier was asked us to put together a report on how the flight control systems of both devices are constructed and the differences of operation. Then it’s up to us to make the choice for the aircraft with the lowest cost, on the basis of the comparison results from the maintenance tasks