737 MAX Will Optimize Aerodynamics with BAE Systems’ Electronics

  737 MAX Will Optimize Aerodynamics with BAE Systems’ Electronics

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ENDICOTT, N.Y. -- July 2, 2013

The Boeing Company has selected BAE Systems to provide the spoiler control
electronics for the new Boeing 737 MAX. The successful outcome of this
competitive procurement was largely driven by the BAE Systems team’s ability
to demonstrate a system that showed technical readiness and reduced
development risk when introduced on the Boeing 737 MAX.

BAE Systems will provide the spoiler control electronics for the new Boeing
737 MAX, a new-engine va ...

BAE Systems will provide the spoiler control electronics for the new Boeing
737 MAX, a new-engine variant of the world's best-selling airplane. (Photo:
Boeing)

“The reliability and cost effectiveness of our spoiler control design reflects
BAE Systems’ successful history of flight controls,” said Dr. 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.”

BAE Systems' relationship with Boeing has evolved over the last six decades,
from developing the first weapon control for the F-4 jet fighter to providing
avionics and control subsystems for commercial and military Boeing airplanes.
A recipient of Boeing’s 2011 Supplier of the Year Pathfinder Award, the
company provides a large range of products  on Boeing airplanes and General
Electric engines.

“Boeing appreciates BAE Systems’ commitment to the Partnering for Success
program, and their focus on reducing cost to meet program objectives,” said
Kent Fisher, vice president of Supplier Management at Boeing. “BAE Systems’
proposal was an aggressive approach toward making the 737 MAX successful.We
look forward to collaborating with them on this and future opportunities.”

The 737 MAX is a new-engine variant of the world's best-selling airplane,
building on the strengths of the Next-Generation 737 with advancements in
fuel-efficiency and environmental performance. 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. Currently, more than 1,300 orders have been placed for the
airplane.

The Boeing 737 is the world's most popular and reliable commercial jet
transport, with more than 10,000 orders to date. Boeing forecasts global
demand for more than 23,000 airplanes in the 737's market segment over the
next 20 years at a value of nearly $2 trillion.

BAE Systems is a leader in high-integrity flight and engine controls, and
cabin and flight-deck systems. Every second, a flight takes off enabled by its
flight critical systems.The spoiler control electronics will be developed at
the company’s Endicott, New York facility and manufactured at its Ft. Wayne,
Indiana facility. The delivery of the first 737 MAX is expected in 2017.

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Shelby Cohen
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