FADEC International, a joint venture of BAE Systems and Sagem, has partnered with General Electric to develop, produce and support the full-authority digital electronic control (FADEC) for aircraft engines and related specialized technologies.
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“The creation of the FADEC Alliance joint venture continues FADEC International's business relationship with GE onto the next generation of aircraft,“ said Dennis Slattery, president of FADEC Alliance and director of engine controls for BAE Systems.
FADEC International has supplied systems to GE since 1984.
The alliance will be responsible for the design, manufacture and aftermarket support of the FADEC, a system consisting of a digital computer called an engine control unit and its related accessories.
The system controls all aspects of aircraft engine performance, including engine fuel flow and variable engine geometries.
“The FADEC, utilizing fourth-generation, proven engine controls, will be a technological discriminator for CFM International's LEAP engine,“ added Slattery.
The LEAP engine is designed to power the next-generation narrow body commercial aircraft, while the LEAP engine has been selected for the Boeing 737Max, Airbus A320 and the Comac C919.