While Boeing's 787 does away with pneumatic bleed air as a power source for many aircraft functions, the technology of electromechanical actuation has not advanced sufficiently to take the place of hydraulic power on transport aircraft. This was the conclusion of several system experts speaking on ATW's "More Electric Aircraft" webcast earlier this week. Farhad Nozari, technical fellow-electrical systems engineering at Boeing, said the company did a system analysis of hydraulics when ...

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