Posted by John McHaleJOHNSON CITY, N.Y., 19 Oct. 2010. BAE Systems will design, produce, and support flight control computers for Embraer Legacy 450 and 500 business jets. Under contract to Parker Aerospace, BAE Systems' work will include a primary flight control computer that will provide a lightweight, high-integrity solution that reduces fuel consumption and pilot workload.The Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 executive jets will have the largest and quietest cabin in their classes. The jets will be the only ones in their segments equipped with this fly-by-wire electronic flight control.The company will provide software, hardware, and system design and support integration of the flight control computer for Parker Aerospace's flight control system on the aircraft.BAE Systems will perform program management and design at its Rochester, England, and Johnson City, N.Y., facilities and produce the flight control equipment at its Fort Wayne, Indiana, facility.Since the program's inception in late 2008, the BAE Systems-Parker Aerospace team has passed critical design review, and the first prototypes have been shipped to Parker for integration. The development program, from requirements definition to first flight in 2011, will be completed in less than three years.