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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

BAE to Provide Cockpit Controls for KC-390

BAE Systems was selected by aircraft manufacturer Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force to provide active side sticks as part of the overall cockpit controls for the KC-390 military transport aircraft. In 2011, BAE Systems was chosen to provide flight control electronics for the aircraft.

“We are very pleased that Embraer Defense and Security and the Brazilian Air Force have selected our fifth generation active side stick,” said Ehtisham Siddiqui, vice president and general manager of Commercial Aircraft Solutions for BAE Systems. “This is a strategic win for BAE Systems, and positions us to provide a stick-to-surface solution for the KC-390 aircraft.”

The KC-390 is a twin-turbofan powered medium-weight transport jet that can be refueled in flight and used for in-flight or on-ground refueling of other aircraft. Last week, Rockwell Collins was selected to provide its DF-430 Direction Finder and HF-9000 high frequency radios. More

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