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BAE Systems to supply KC-390 parts

27th July 2011 - 01:58 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Embraer Defense and Security has selected BAE Systems to provide hardware, embedded software, system design and integration support of the flight control electronics for the KC-390 military transport jet.

“We are pleased to begin working with BAE Systems on the KC-390 flight control systems. The company’s proven experience in developing and producing fly-by-wire systems will contribute greatly to the success of this aircraft,” said Eduardo Bonini Santos Pinto, Sr. Vice President Operations & COO, Embraer Defense and Security.

Under the contract, BAE Systems will supply flight control computers and actuator control electronics for the KC-390. The system will be developed in Rochester, United Kingdom, and Johnson City, New York, US The beginning of the flight tests of the military transport jet is expected for 2014, and the aircraft should go into service at the end of 2015.

“This contract broadens our relationship with Embraer and we are excited about working with them to develop the flight control system for their next generation aircraft,” said Dr. Ehtisham Siddiqui, Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Avionics for BAE Systems.

Source: Embraer

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