Boeing 747-8

The Boeing 747-8 is a wide-body commercial airliner is the latest evolution of the 747. It features a longer fuselage, new wings and better fuel efficiency. Curtiss-Wright Controls’ patented Power Hinge™ technology is employed in the Boeing 747-8’s 64 electromechanical rotary actuators whose function is to deploy the aircraft’s leading-edge midspan and outboard variable camber flaps. Curtiss-Wright Controls also produces the aircraft’s fire protection systems and rotary position sensors, which Boeing also uses on many of its other aircraft.


How We Serve This Platform

Fire Ice and Hazard Systems

Curtiss-Wright Controls has been supplying the aerospace industry with fire, ice and hazard systems since the 1960s. Our Ice detection and protection systems are designed to operate on a variety of surfaces and allow flight into forecast icing. It extends operational capacity in mixed or unpredictable weather without risking safety, mission or equipment. Our next-generation smoke detectors discriminate false stimulants using the multiple criteria particle discrimination principle to provide superior false alarm prevention.  

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Data Recorders

Curtiss-Wright Controls is a leading supplier of high-performance data recording, playback and storage solutions. Our extensive product range includes crash recorders, open recorders, targeted recorders, video recorders and storage solution. Whether the application comprises frequent small packets of data or continuous data acquisition from multiple channels, on land, in the air, or in space, we are able to meet virtually any data recorder requirement.

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Secondary Flight Controls

Curtiss-Wright Controls is a leading designer and manufacturer of high lift flight control actuation components and systems.  Everyday, thousands of our actuators are in the air demonstrating rugged, dependable service.  Leading Edge, Trailing Edge, Rotary, Linear, Hydraulically, or Electrically powered, we have experience and capability in flight control systems that are second to none.

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Utility, Door and Ordinance Actuation

Aircraft Door Actuation is a long standing core competency of Curtiss-Wright Controls.  Our pedigree includes systems on the Space Shuttle, C5, F-111, B757, B767, B777, B747, B787, F-22, and P8-A.  Our experience encompasses hydraulic and electric power and extensive trade study analysis between the two.  We can provide individual components or entire actuation systems including lifting, latching, venting, and damping requirements.

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Position Sensors

A position sensors is an electromechanical sensors that offer position feedback. The Linear sensors are measured in length of ranges from .2” to 196” (5mm to 5,000mm) while the Rotary sensors measurement angles from 10° to 360°. These position sensors, Linear Variable Differential Transformers (LVDT’S) or Rotary Position Sensors (RVDT’s) utilize proven technology such as inductance, potentiometric, eddy current and hall effect to measure length or angular rotation, accurately and reliably for your position measurement needs.

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A Solenoid is an electromagnetic device or driver that typically produces a uniform magnetic field that is utilized in multiple configurations and applications.  The most commonly application using solenoid technology would be a hydraulic or pneumatic valve that can be configured in multiple options such as a 2-way, 3-way, latching, pusher or puller type valves. Most solenoids may be configured with multiple coil options for redundancy as well as integrating diodes for various levels of protection.  

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