Although the plane had its nose pointed upwards and was gaining altitude, the flight director system indicated that the plane was diving towards the sea.
What does FDS stand for?
FDS stands for Flight Director System
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- First Duty Station
- Fisheries District Supervisor
- Fixed Dissolved Solids
- Fixed Distributed System
- Fixed Distribution System
- Flexor Digitorum Sublimis
- Flexor Digitorum Superficialis
- Flight Data System
- Flight Demonstration System
- Flight Design Systems
- Flight Dynamics System
- Floor Drain System
- Florida Daffodil Society
- Fluid Dispensing System (various companies)
- Food and Drug Service
- Forschungsgruppe Deutsche Sprache (German: German Language Research Group)
- Forward Direct Support
- France Détection Services (France)
- Fraud Detection Service
- Free Dating Service
Samples in periodicals archive:
Robert Soulas, who also lost his daughter and son-in-law in the crash, says investigators said the flight director system indicated the "erroneous information" that the plane was diving downward, "and therefore to compensate, the pilot had a tendency to pull on the throttle to make it rise up".
A pilot, Gerard Arnoux, defended the plane's pilots' actions, saying they were doing what they had been taught to do, following the signals on the flight director system, which tells them in which direction to go.
The upgraded NFI System includes an Avionics Management System (AMS) consisting of four CDUs, two Embedded Global Positioning System (GPS)/Inertial Navigation System (INS) (EGI), Electronic Primary Flight Instruments (EFDS), Autopilot and Flight Director System (AFDS), Radar Altimeter and Altitude Warning System (RAAWS) and Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS).
Each system includes dual Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers, two Control Display Navigation Units, a new Air Data Computer, a GPS antenna and several interface boxes for connection to the existing aircraft autopilot, flight director system, and other onboard equipment.