Utilities Systems Management-Flying Demonstrator 860851
Utilities systems are classed as those which relate to the control of basic aircraft systems such as fuel, engine related, environmental control, secondary power hydraulics and other miscellaneous activities. Historically, control of these systems has been organised on an Individual basis with separate control and display facilities being provided for each system. Experience has proved, however, that this is neither the most effective nor the most efficient way of organising these functions. Furthermore, the advent and maturity of modern micro-electronics, together with the development of digital data buses and multi-function displays, calls for a more integrated approach.