[Avionics Today 02-24-2015] Boeing has selected BAE Systems to provide the Remote Electronic Units (REU) for the 777X, which is scheduled to begin production in 2017. The REU is an electronic unit that manages the aircraft flight control surface actuators and interfaces with the Integrated Flight Control Electronics (IFCE).
Boeing 777X. Photo: Boeing.
BAE was selected to provide the IFCE for the 777X in 2014. The U.K.-based manufacturer will develop the REUs for localized control of the wing surface actuators such as ailerons, stabilizer and wing tips.
“The latest development contract for the 777X reflects BAE Systems’ expertise in high integrity controls and builds on our long-standing relationship with Boeing,” said Ehtisham Siddiqui, vice president and general manager of commercial aircraft solutions at BAE Systems. “With this selection, Boeing has entrusted BAE Systems to develop the complete suite of flight control electronics, which are critical to the 777X fly-by-wire system. We look forward to supporting Boeing in introducing this advanced wide-body aircraft to the market in 2020.”