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Boeing's FBW is about as good as Airbus's FBW.

One big difference is that the pilot and co-pilot's yokes on a Boeing plane are mechanically connected to each other so they share the feelings. Airbus uses "sidestick" controllers which aren't quite as nice but are perfectly adequate.

Boeing, however, uses FBW only on their large aircraft, but not on the 737, which is their most flown aircraft. All Airbus planes are FBW, because their competitor to the 737, the A320 is FBW.




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