AV5011 - Automatic Flight Controls

AV5011 - Automatic Flight Controls


General objective:

Identify the guidance, control and navigation systems of a civil transport aircraft and explain their interactions, functionalities and architecture.

Detailed objectives:

The students have to prepare a descriptive synthesis of guidance, control and navigation systems of a civil transport aircraft.
They will use the operational documentation provided by the aircraft manufacturer to the operators.

For the chosen aircraft, each group of students must:
- Explain the functional and physical architecture of guidance, control and navigation systems
- For each system, identify its components and cockpit interfaces
- Describe the functionalities allocated to each component.
- Identify the redundant components
- Explain the operational use of these systems

The following systems are addressed in this project: Radio navigation, GNSS, inertial navigation systems, air data reference systems, FMS, autopilot, flight director, auto thrust, flight controls


  • Lecture : 1h
  • Supervised Practical Work : 16h
  • Labs work : 6h

Form of assessment

Total assessment hours: 1

In brief

ECTS credits : cf Teaching Unit

Number of hours 24



  • Toulouse