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BAE Systems contracted for new technology to revolutionize aviation industry

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ENDICOTT (WBNG) -- BAE Systems in Endicott will now supply flight controls for new supersonic business jets.

The company will design, develop, and integrate a fly-by-wire flight control system, including active interceptors, for Aerion's AS2 private jet. The plane is the first supersonic aircraft to use only synthetic fuel and reach speeds up to 1,000 miles per hour.

"We continue to evolve our technology, and what this contract will do is allow us to update our controls for the next generation of airplanes," said BAE Systems Deputy General Manager Jim Garceau.

The flight control system development will be conducted at BAE Systems facilities in Endicott and Rochester, U.K.

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