BAE Systems in Fort Wayne is part of a joint venture that has inked a long-term contract with a Chinese air carrier. The agreement with Shandong Airlines Co. involves repair services for digital engine control systems.

April 30, 2015

News Release

Endicott, N.Y.– FADEC International, a joint venture between BAE Systems and Sagem (Safran Group), has signed a long term agreement to provide repair services for the Full Authority Digital Engine Controls (FADEC) on Shandong Airlines Co.'s 737 fleet.

“This agreement ensures the continuation of the work we have performed with Shandong Airlines for more than a decade — an exceptional relationship we are delighted to continue,” said Mark Jarmus, product support manager at FADEC International. “Our team's mission is to deliver an unequalled customer experience, and the validation of that performance is achieved when a leading airline such as Shandong signs on to work with us again.”

The FADEC solution is a redundant computer system that reduces pilot workload and increases efficiencies by electronically monitoring and adjusting aircraft engines for proper and smooth operation. The FADEC controls all aspects of engine performance, such as fuel flow, variable engine geometries, and overspeed protection, as well as interfacing with the engine thrust reverser.

Shandong Airlines is a China-based carrier that operates mainly domestic routes from Jinan, Qingdao, and Yantai to major cities in China. The service and support for Shandong's fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft will be performed at BAE Systems' Ft. Wayne, Indiana site and Sagem's facility in France.

FADEC International, through BAE Systems and Sagem (Safran group), develops, manufactures, and supports high-reliability aircraft electronics for harsh engine environments. The company serves airlines and aircraft maintenance and repair providers with a full range of aftermarket capabilities. Leveraging extensive knowledge of severe engine environments, FADEC design attributes, and repair history, FADEC International has developed a robust process that helps customers decrease costs, simplify maintenance, and enhance their services.

FADEC International is a 50-50 joint venture between a subsidiary of BAE Systems Controls Inc. and Sagem (Safran group) that focuses the two companies' capabilities to design, produce, and support Full-Authority Digital Engine Controls for commercial aircraft engines. For more than 25 years, FADEC International and its member companies have served airlines and aircraft maintenance and repair providers with a full range of design and aftermarket capabilities.

At BAE Systems, Inc., we design and deliver advanced defense, aerospace and security solutions that keep the nation at the forefront of modern technology. We're working on the platforms, tools, technologies and services our customers need to perform at the highest level in meeting all types of modern challenges. For more information:

Sagem, a high-tech company in the Safran group, holds world or European leadership positions in optronics, avionics, electronics and safety-critical software for both civil and military markets. Sagem is the No. 1 company in Europe and No. 3 worldwide for inertial navigation systems (INS) used in air, land and naval applications. It is also the world leader in helicopter flight controls and the European leader in optronics and tactical UAV systems. Operating across the globe through the Safran group, Sagem and its subsidiaries employ 7,000 people in Europe, Southeast Asia and North America. Sagem is the commercial name of the company Sagem D?fense S?curit?. For more information:

Source: FADEC International

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