Production will take place at BAE Systems' factories in Endicott, New York and Rochester, Kent. The parts produced will provide clear feedback to pilots, letting them know when they are exceeding the aircraft's limitations.
“We are leveraging decades of expertise and advanced technologies to architect a flight control system that will enable the future of flight,” said Ehtisham Siddiqui, vice president and general manager of Controls and Avionics Solutions for BAE Systems. “We are proud to be collaborating with Aerion Supersonic on this next-generation flight control system for the AS2 aircraft.”
“BAE Systems’ extensive industry experience and innovative product portfolio enable us to create a technologically advanced and reliable flight control system tailored to the unique needs of the AS2 supersonic business jet,” said Tom Vice, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Aerion. “We are delighted to expand our long-standing relationship with BAE Systems and for them to join our growing team of globally-renowned technical partners who will support bringing the AS2 to production.”
Director of Business Development and Capability for Active Inceptors at BAE Systems Rochester, Adam Taylor added: "Here in Rochester we are world leaders in active inceptor technology, providing the most advanced equipment for commercial and military aircraft. Working with Aerion is a huge opportunity to be part of the world’s next generation of supersonic jet and we’re looking forward to joining this exciting project."