BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd (BAES)

Organization Profile

BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company with approximately 87,000 employees worldwide and with sales of €21B in 2012. The Company has a comprehensive portfolio of products covering both the civil and military domains. The broad scope of its aircraft systems business covers everything from single modular items to the complete integration of cockpit and total aircraft equipment packages and mission systems, including Flight Control Systems, Head Up and Head Down Displays, Helmet Mounted Displays, Navigation Systems, Countermeasures and Communications/Datalink technologies.

BAE Systems has been at the forefront of the design, development and manufacture of high integrity avionics systems for more than 40 years and has an established history of developing innovative fly-by-wire solutions for both civil and military aircraft. This is demonstrated by the range of equipment supplied for the world’s leading aircraft platforms that include Boeing 777, Boeing 737, Bombardier C Series, Embraer 450/500 and the complete Airbus narrow body family. It is also currently engaged with Japanese aerospace companies developing fly by wire products for the Mitsubishi MRJ regional jet. Its facility based in Rochester UK will be involved in the SUNJET2 project. This site specialises in display technologies, active inceptors, mission and fly by wire systems and  has been a participant in European Framework research projects including VICTORIA, ACROSS, ADFCS, NEFS, ALICIA, AFLoNext , NIPSE  and Actuation 2015.

Role in the project

BAE Systems is Workpackage 4.2 leader and responsible for defining research topics suitable for collaboration between the EU and Japan in the aerospace systems and equipment domain.  BAE Systems will work in conjunction with its Japanese counterparts and other stakeholders in the SUNJET2 consortium to identify topics of mutual and strategic interests, which align with technology needs of future aircraft projects and any adjacent markets. Key component of this Workpackage is soliciting feedback from industry to identify and prioritize research topics for both near term and long term collaboration.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 640480

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The consortium is working in close cooperation and supported by Japanese mirror organizations, including the Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies (SJAC), the Japan Aircraft Development Corporation (JADC), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the University of Tokyo and Chubu Aerospace Industry and Technology Center (C-ASTEC).

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