BAE brings in the business with Boeing contract

By Keith Zubrow
By Anna Norris

July 25, 2014 Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 6:11 PM EDT

Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A new contract for BAE Systems is a big win for the company and the environment.

BAE announced its latest partnership with aircraft manufacturer The Boeing Co. It will provide flight electronics for Boeing's new aircraft.

The deal calls for BAE's Integrated Flight Control System to be manufactured on Boeing's newest twin-isle aircraft.

The technology leads to better fuel efficiency and a safer ride.

"The key of our system is really to not be seen, and be behind the curtain, if you will, and just ensure the safe operation and the safe arrival. So that's what we would expect passengers to see-- that safe, reliable delivery of them to their destination," said Andy Corea, director of BAE Air Transport Programs.

The new technology reduces the amount of fuel needed to operate the aircraft by 12 percent.

Production on the Integrated Flight Control System began in June. The technology is expected to hit the skies on the Boeing 777X aircraft in 2019.

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