BAE Joint Venture to Provide Digital Controls for Aircraft Engine Prgms; Dennis Slattery Comments

BAE Joint Venture to Provide Digital Controls for Aircraft Engine Prgms; Dennis Slattery Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting eventFADEC 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.

According to a BAE statement, the partnership, which will be called FADEC Alliance, will be the exclusive FADEC supplier for CFM International's next-generation LEAP engine and GE's passport engine.

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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.

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