Lufthansa Technik, FADEC Alliance sign 25-year agreement for LEAP Engine Asset Availability

FADEC Alliance, a joint venture between GE Aviation and FADEC International and Lufthansa Technik, have announced they have signed a 25-year agreement to provide Full Authority Digital Engine Controls (FADEC) asset availability support for LEAP engines globally, the company said.

Lufthansa Technik and FADEC Alliance will use the engine controls for support agreements, loans, and exchanges across their global airline customer bases to bring a full selection of asset management services to the commercial transport industry.

The agreement also covers logistics and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) support, allowing the assets to serve both Lufthansa Technik and FADEC Alliance airline customers. Lufthansa Technik plans to establish a certified repair station in Hamburg, Germany for the LEAP FADEC, at which FADEC Alliance will provide technical and asset support from the FADEC Alliance MRO network located in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Massy, France.

FADEC International is a 50-50 joint venture between a subsidiary of BAE Systems Controls, Inc. and Safran Group that focuses on the two companies´ capabilities to design, produce, and support Full-authority Digital Engine Controls for commercial aircraft engines.

GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings.