RAYTHEON AIRCRAFT has selected its sister company E-Systems as integrator of the flight-control system for the new Premier I business jet. E-Systems' Montek division will also manufacture the spoiler actuation system and spoiler/flap electronic control-unit.

E-Systems' responsibility includes integration of the Dowty supplied landing-gear and door actuators and the flap-actuation system provided by Kaiser Electroprecision. In addition, the Montek division will produce the nosewheel landing-gear and trim-tab actuators for Raytheon's existing Hawker 800XP business jet.

Contracts for work on both aircraft are worth $13.1 million initially, and potentially more than $200 million over the lives of the programmes, says Dallas, Texas-based E-Systems.

Source: Flight International