Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Goodrich and BAE Systems to supply to Embraer

Posted by -Neelam Mathews
July 26, 2011

Embraer Defense and Security has selected the Goodrich Corporation to provide the electro-hydrostatic actuators (EHA), electro-backup hydrostatic actuators (EBHA), actuator electronics, and electrical controls for the primary flight control system of the KC-390 military transport aircraft.

The company 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.“

Goodrich will develop and deliver the system through the joint efforts of its businesses Actuation Systems and Engine Control & Electrical Power Systems, as well as the Goodrich Electronic Systems Center. The flight tests of the KC-390 are expected to begin in 2014 and the aircraft should go into service at the end of 2015.

Meanwhile, 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.

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