The LEAP EEC can be used across multiple engines and platforms due to its design, which leverages commonalities and accommodates various technologies.
“Our 10,000th EEC delivery is a significant achievement and is the result of the fastest commercial engine control production ramp in our history,” said Steven McCullough, chief executive officer of FADEC Alliance. “We have combined a first-rate design with advanced manufacturing technology to produce an extremely reliable product. This milestone is a reflection of our collective dedication to advanced engine controls.”
The LEAP FADEC – leveraging two identical EECs – controls all aspects of aircraft engine performance, including engine fuel flow and variable engine geometries. It also provides real-time health monitoring and alerts operators to required maintenance.
The engine controller first entered service in 2016 on the LEAP-1A engine and also is fielded today on the LEAP-1B and GE Passport 20 engines. Entry into service on the final engine, LEAP-1C, is expected by the end of this year.
Production of LEAP FADECs occurs at sites in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Fougères, France. Aftermarket services are provided at sites in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Massy, France.
FADEC Alliance is a joint venture of GE Aviation and FADEC International. FADEC Alliance combines the expertise and experience of its member companies in architecting, developing, producing and supporting FADEC systems for today and tomorrow.