BAE Systems has been selected by Southwest Airlines to provide full authority digital engine control repairs and overhauls for its 737 airplanes. This project will enable the airline to differentiate itself from other low-fare carriers by reducing costs and improving fleet availability and reliability.
“We are confident that our comprehensive FADEC overhaul solution, coupled with our world-class turnaround time will provide superior value for Southwest Airlines,” said Dr. Ehtisham Siddiqui, vice president and general manager for BAE Systems commercial avionics business.
BAE Systems will be helping Southwest extend the serviceable life of the FADEC in the field. It will also help the airline by offering the flexibility to obtain overhaul services during scheduled engine shop visits, which will minimize potential delays and cancellations for airlines and passengers. The agreement between the two companies lasts through 2013.