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07/26/2011
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 EMBRAER DEFENSE AND SECURITY SELECTS BAE SYSTEMS TO SUPPLY KC-390 PARTS

This traditional company will develop flight control electronics for the military jet

 

São José dos Campos, July 26, 2011 – 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, U.S. 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.

About BAE Systems

BAE Systems (www.BAESystems.com) has over four decades of experience in developing and producing fly-by-wire systems, with more than 20,000 systems in service on commercial and military aircraft around the world. The company has approximately 100,000 employees throughout its home markets.

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