As Boeing closes on the firm configuration milestone for the 737 MAX later this month, the company has selected BAE Systems to provide the spoiler control electronics. The move to fly-by-wire spoilers is designed to improve handling characteristics, reduce weight and lower maintenance costs, and is one of the few major systems changes for the aircraft family, which is due to enter service in 2017. The control electronics award is BAE’s first win on the MAX, and the company’s first ...
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