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BAE to Provide Flight Controls for KC-390

By Tish Drake | July 29, 2011
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Embraer and the Brazilian air force selected BAE Systems to provide flight control electronics for the KC-390. Under the contract, BAE Systems will supply flight control computers and actuator control electronics.

“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.

BAE Systems will be developing a full-authority digital flight control system that provides fly-by-wire flight control, integrated flight and propulsion control, aircraft center-of-gravity computation for stores and fuel contents, structural air loads alleviation, and carefree handling performance. The company will provide software, hardware, and system design and support integration of the flight control electronics on the aircraft. Development of the system will be performed in Rochester, U.K., and Johnson City, N.Y.

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