China independently developed an aircraft with active control technology and a wingspan of 3.50 m. The first flight tests of the aircraft in a turbulent atmosphere, which confirmed the effectiveness of the active control technology, which reduced the turbulence by 20%.
The tests were carried out in the Hebei Province in the north of China by a research institute at the Chinese Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC).
Active control technology can develop complementary systems to stabilize the configuration of the aircraft, as well as to limit or adjust the design load that the aircraft must support.
The researchers note that severe turbulence can lead to structural damage, which creates a greater threat to flight safety. An aircraft with active control technology can be more stable, which also increases the service life of the aircraft.
Passenger airliners, such as the Boeing 787 and Airbus A380, are already equipped with active control technology.