Questions tagged [aircraft-subsystem]

Aircraft subsystem is a sub domain of the whole aircraft. Any system of the aircraft which helps the aircraft to be airborne (and fly safely) is called an Aircraft subsystem.

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How can a pitot tube freeze when it's heated?

Reading Why turn off pitot tube heating?, it appears that the pitot tube heat can be switched off to extent its lifetime and also in case of short-circuit. (Thales pitot-static probe, source BEA) On ...
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Is wheel well overheat detection (not brake temperature sensor) necessary for commercial jet aircraft?

Some aircraft do have this detection system (many Boeing aircraft), some do not. Why? What's the main purpose of the wheel well temperature detection system, even though there are brake temperature ...
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What is the different between an aircraft engine gearbox and an aircraft engine transmission?

For an aircraft engine, what is the difference between a gearbox and a transmission? I was of the understanding that a transmission is a type of gearbox. For example, in a helicopter, a transmission ...
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What is an example of a system like MCAS?

The related question "Is it common for automated control systems to use non-redundant sensors?" does not ask about a specific example, nor are specific examples provided in the answer. The criteria ...