Boeing selected BAE Systems to provide the spoiler control electronics for the new Boeing 737 MAX. The spoiler control electronics will be developed at the company’s Endicott, N.Y., facility and manufactured at its Fort Wayne, Ind., facility. Delivery of the 737 MAX is planned for 2017.
“The reliability and cost effectiveness of our spoiler control design reflects BAE Systems’ successful history of flight controls,” said Ehtisham Siddiqui, vice president and general manager of Commercial Aircraft Solutions at BAE Systems. “Our spoiler control electronics will help Boeing achieve its goal of improving the handling characteristics for the world’s most advanced single-aisle plane, the 737 MAX.”
Equipped with the new LEAP-1B engines from CFM International and improvements such as the Advanced Technology winglet, the 737 MAX reduces fuel burn and CO2 emissions by 13 percent and maintains the 8 percent operating cost advantage over the future competition, according to the companies. Currently, more than 1,300 orders have been placed for the airplane.