The agreement covers asset management, logistics and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) support. Lufthansa Technik will manage a global pool of line replaceable units (LRU) in order to provide availability to both Lufthansa Technik and FADEC Alliance airline customers. Lufthansa Technik will establish a certified repair station in Hamburg, Germany for the LEAP FADEC. FADEC Alliance will provide technical support from the FADEC Alliance MRO network located in Massy, France and Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The LEAP engine is a high-bypass turbofan produced by CFM International, a 50-50 joint venture company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines.
“We are proud to collaborate with FADEC Alliance on MRO and asset management. We will jointly keep our customers flying," said Burkhard Pfefferle-Tolkiehn, vice president Asia Pacific & Fulfillment, Component Services at Lufthansa Technik.
LEAP engines equipped with FADEC Systems are used on Boeing 737 MAX, Airbus A320neo and COMAC family 919 aircraft. The FADEC – consisting of digital computers, called engine control units, and a pressure sub-system – controls all aspects of aircraft engine performance, such as engine fuel flow and variable engine geometries. Both parties will use the pool to support their customers for loans and exchanges of LEAP FADECs, to provide high availability and high performance asset services, and to maximize efficiency for airlines.
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