Hydraulic systems are used in flight controls, high-lift devices and landing gear for remote control operations. Japanese manufacturers supply Boeing777 electronic flight control actuation systems, flap drive systems for the Boeing747-8 and flight control actuation systems.
CABIN PRESSURE AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS
Cabin pressure and air conditioning systems protect passengers, crews and on-board equipment from changes in cabin pressure and temperature, and enable safe and comfortable flights. The cabin pressure and air conditioning systems for the Embraer 170 regional jet have been jointly developed by Japanese manufacturers and UTC Aerospace Systems.
AVIONICS AND FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS
1 - Flight Systems
Modern aircraft deploy flight controls based on active control technology and a flight management system that uses advanced electronics. The mainstream flight control system is an electrically signaled control system called fly-by-wire. In Japan, the P-1 Fixed-Wing Maritime Patrol Aircraft has been equipped with an optically signaled control system called fly-by-light.
2 - Navigation Systems
Navigation systems locate the exact position of aircraft in flight and direct them to their destinations safely, quickly and without fail. Japanese manufacturers produce inertial navigation systems and GPS receivers.
3 - Flight Deck Systems
A flight deck system consists of flight instrumentation, attitude displays and audio and visual warning systems. Installed in a cockpit, the system is operated by pilots. Japanese makers supply liquid crystal displays for the Next-Generation Flight Deck Systems for the Boeing787 and Airbus A380.
POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS
Power supply systems for today’s aircraft require high voltage and large capacity to meet diversifying needs and to keep pace with technological advancement in the industry. Japanese manufacturers have teamed up with UTC Aerospace Systems to develop power distribution units for the Boeing787.
LANDING GEAR SYSTEMS
Landing gear systems for the Bombardier CRJ700 and CRJ900 have been jointly developed by Japanese manufacturers and UTC Aerospace Systems. Japanese manufacturers also supply landing gear systems for MRJ. Japanese manufacturers also supply radial tires for the Boeing777, 787 and Airbus A380.
Japanese companies are currently active in the development and production of simulators.
*Source: Japonese Aerospace Industry 2015 by the Society of Japonese Aerospace Companies