Aircraft manufacturer Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force have selected BAE Systems to provide flight control electronics for the KC-390 military transport aircraft. Under the contract, BAE Systems will supply flight control computers and actuator control electronics. The KC-390 is a twin-turbofan powered medium-weight transport jet that can be refueled in flight and can be used for in-flight or on-ground refueling of other aircraft.
Furthermore Goodrich has been selected by Embraer to provide the primary flight control system for Embraer`s KC-390 aircraft. Under the agreement, Goodrich will design and manufacture a new, fully-integrated, fly-by wire, primary flight control system comprising state of the art electro-hydrostatic actuators (EHAs), electro-backup hydrostatic actuators (EBHAs), actuator electronics and electrical controls.