Bae Improving Flights

07.05.13 | Abby Lutcher

Boeing contracts BAE Systems to create a new electronic spoiler system for the 737 MAX jetliner. Boeing has worked with BAE for nearly 30 years. The spoiler system is being developed in Endicott and it will be manufactured at BAE's plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It's being designed to increase performance and replace the currently mechanical spoiler system. "On the airplane there are parts of the wing called the spoilers that help the airplane maneuver. What the spoiler electronics is going to do. There going to replace the old mechanical system," said BAE Program Manager, Marty Leab. The new system is an update from the legacy 737 mechanical system. The improvements enhance the way the plane will performs and maneuvers.