|Model of AVIC’s MA700 on display. Photo: Wikipedia
[Avionics Today 01-26-2015] The Aviation Industry Corporation of China’s (AVIC) Aircraft Co. has selected Parker Aerospace to supply the flight control actuation and hydraulic system for the new MA700 regional aircraft. Parker Aerospace will provide fly-by-wire actuators for the new twin turboprop MA700 to replace the conventional hydro-mechanical flight control actuators that accept electrical commands from the flight control electronics to link pilot commands to flight control surfaces.
Additionally, Parker will design and manufacture the MA700’s hydraulic system, thus providing the functionality necessary to power and control the aircraft’s flight control system, landing gear and steering system and brakes. As the systems provider, Parker will be responsible for architecture development, system sizing and analysis, equipment development and qualification, and integration testing that supports overall aircraft certification.
Parker Aerospace and AVIC Aircraft are in discussion to provide additional bills of material on the MA700. Parker also provides the fuel, hydraulic and flight control actuation systems for COMAC’s ARJ21 and C919 aircraft.