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Lufthansa Technik, FADEC Alliance Pen Engine Controls Agreement

The German MRO and the GE Aviation-Fadec International joint venture link up for 25 years.

Lufthansa Technik has entered into a 25-year agreement with FADEC Alliance to provide full authority digital engine controls (FADEC) availability services for CFM LEAP engines globally.   

German MRO Lufthansa Technik and FADEC Alliance, a joint venture between GE Aviation and FADEC International which develops, produces, and supports full authority digital engine controls, will both use the engine controls for support agreements, loans and exchanges across its global airline customer bases which will lead to expanded asset management services to the commercial transport industry.

According to a statement released by both parties, the agreement covers asset management, logistics and maintenance, repair, and MRO support. Hamburg-headquartered Lufthansa Technik will manage a pool of line replaceable units to provide availability to both its own customers and those of the FADEC Alliance.

It plans to establish a new certified repair station at its Hamburg main base for the service catering for the LEAP engine, used on Boeing 737 MAX, Airbus A320neo and Comac 919 aircraft. In turn, FADEC will provide technical support from the two bases across its MRO network in Massy, France and Fort Wayne, Indiana in the U.S.

FADEC systems are comprised of engine control units, a form of digital computer, and a pressure sub-system. Combined, they control all aspects of aircraft engine performance, such as engine fuel flow and variable engine geometries.

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