ENDICOTT, NY—BAE Systems has made a multimillion dollar investment in its facility here that develops and makes subsystems for electric aircraft. The products include energy storage, controls and power conversion systems.

“The space gives our workforce the core manufacturing capabilities in controls and energy management systems to build on their expertise and innovate for the future of flight,” says Ehtisham Siddiqui, vice president and general manager of Controls and Avionics Solutions at BAE Systems. “Our electrification investment is a great opportunity to develop and deliver important capabilities for an emerging travel ecosystem."

According to BAE, the investment will help address demands for new products in the aerospace industry and leverage manufacturing techniques and processes established over the course of the company’s 25 years creating similar solutions for transit buses and marine vessels.

BAE employs more than 1,300 people at the facility, where integration and testing of aircraft propulsion systems is also performed.