Controls & Avionics Solutions

Overview
At BAE Systems, we are committed to being a trusted partner for our customers. Embracing an innovation mindset, and leveraging our development and integration expertise in high-integrity controls, avionics, and power management, we strive to be the most dependable provider of highly reliable, adaptable, and scalable solutions for the leading manufacturers of commercial and military aircraft.

Products & services

Engine controls
Flight controls
IntelliCabin®
Flight deck systems
Mission systems
Aftermarket support
Leadership
Ehtisham Siddiqui
Ehtisham Siddiqui
Ehtisham Siddiqui
Vice President
& General Manager
Jim Garceau
Jim Garceau
Jim Garceau
Deputy General Manager
Rich Hopf
Rich Hopf
Rich Hopf
Director,
Airlines
Corin Beck
Corin Beck
Corin Beck
Director,
Military Aircraft Systems
Gary Battestin
Gary Battestin
Gary Battestin
Director,
Air Transport Systems
Mike Kosydar
Mike Kosydar
Mike Kosydar
Director,
Engine Systems
Phil Stevens
Phil Stevens
Phil Stevens
Director,
Regional & Business Jets
Locations
1098 Clark Street
Endicott, NY 13760
United States of America
4250 Airport Expressway
Fort Wayne, IN 46809
United States of America
8510 154th Ave, NE
Redmond, WA 98052
United States of America
129 Salida Norte
Parque Industrial Roca Fuerte, Edificio 5
Guaymas, Sonora, CP 85401
Mexico
SCN Qd. 05 Bloca A
Ed Brasilla Shopping
Sala 426
DF70715-900
Brasilla
One Corporate Ave
Room 1545
222 Hubin Road
Luwan District
Shanghai P.R. 200021
China
18 Loyang Lane
Singapore 508918
Airport Works
Rochester, Kent MEI 2XX
United Kingdom
Overview
We specialize in electronic engine controls that optimize the engine for the ultimate in throttle-to-thrust performance

Core capabilities

  • Full authority digital engine controls
  • Supervisory controls
  • Power management controls
  • Power system monitors
  • Thrust reverser monitors and controls
  • Electronic control units
  • Electronic interface control units
  • Prognostics and vibration monitoring units
  • Cables and harnesses
FADEC
Full authority digital engine control (FADEC) design, development, production, and support

  • More than 25 years of experience designing and certifying FADEC for commercial and military aircraft
  • Electronic management of essential power systems for optimized engine performance
  • Efficient engine status monitoring minimizes fleet disruptions
  • Multi-generation product family approach
  • FADEC International joint venture with Safran
  • Aftermarket service and support with a trusted OEM through our FADEC overhaul program
  • An installed base of more than 30,000 engines
  • FADEC Alliance partnership with GE, BAE Systems and Safran established in 2012
Supported aircraft

Commercial

  • Bell: 525 (in production)
  • Boeing: 737, 747, 767, 777, 787, MD11
  • Airbus: A300, A318, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340, A380
  • Bombardier: CRJ
  • Embraer: I70/I90

Military

  • Boeing: AH-64, F/A-18E/F
  • Lockheed Martin: F-16
  • Northrop Grumman: B-2
  • Sikorsky: CH-53 (in production), UH/MH-60
Commercial configurations
FADEC 1
FADEC 2
FADEC 3
FADEC CF34
LEAP
GE9X
FADEC 1
FADEC 2
FADEC 3
FADEC CF34
LEAP
GE9X
Year: 1986

The evolution of our FADEC engine controls began with the development of the FADEC 1, designed to accommodate multiple Boeing and Airbus commercial platforms.

CF6-80C2
Boeing 747, 767
McDonnell Douglas MD-11
CFM56-5A
Airbus
A318, A319, A320, A321
CFM56-5B
Airbus
A318, A319, A320, A321
CF6
CFM56
CF6-80C2
CFM56-5A
CFM56-5B
Boeing 747, 767
McDonnell Douglas
MD-11
Airbus
A318, A319, A320, A321
Year: 1989

Our FADEC 2 models were built for both narrow and wide-body aircraft manufactured by Boeing and Airbus.

GE90-94B
Boeing 777
CF6-80E2
Airbus A330
CFM56-7B
Boeing 737
CFM56-5C
Airbus A340
GE90
CF6
CFM56
GE90-94B
CF6-80E2
CFM56-7B
CFM56-5C
Boeing 777
Airbus A330
Boeing 7387
Airbus A340
Year:
2000
|
2008, 2011, 2012

The FADEC 3 was developed to support both military and commercial platforms.

Offered through FADEC International

GE90-115
Boeing 777
CFM56-7B
Boeing 737 NG
CF6-80LIF
Lockheed Martin C5
GE90
CFM56
CF6
GE90-115
CFM56-7B
CF6-80LIF
Boeing 777
Boeing 737 NG
Lockheed Martin C5

Our next generation FADECs were designed for the new commercial aircraft models developed by Boeing and Airbus.

Offered through FADEC International

GEnx-1B
Boeing 787
GEnx-2B
Boeing 747-8
GP7200
Airbus A380
GEnx
CT7
GEnx-1B
GEnx-2B
GP7200
Boeing 787
Boeing 747-8
Airbus A380
Years: 2001, 2004, 2005

The FADEC CF34 units are installed on regional aircraft manufactured by Bombardier and Embraer.

CF34-8C
Bombardier
CRJ 700, 900, 1000
CF34-8E
Embraer
170 and 175
CF34-10E
Embraer
190 and 195
CF34
CF34-10E
CF34-8C
CF34-8E
CF34-10E
Bombardier
CRJ 700, 900, 1000
Embraer
170 and 175
Embraer
190 and 195
Year: 2016

Our LEAP FADECs will fly on new and emerging commercial aircraft from Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, and COMAC.

LEAP-1A
Airbus
320neo
LEAP-1B
Boeing
737 MAX
LEAP-1C
COMAC
C919
PASSPORT
Bombardier
Global 7000, 8000
LEAP-1A
LEAP-1B
LEAP-1C
PASSPORT
Airbus
320neo
Boeing
737 MAX
COMAC
C919
Bombardier
Global 7000, 8000
Year: 2017

The new GE9X engine - touted to be the most fuel-efficient engine GE has ever produced - will power Boeing’s next-generation 777X aircraft.

GE9X
Boeing 777X
GE9X
Boeing 777X
Military configurations
GE F110
Lockheed Martin
F-16
GE F414
Boeing
F/A-18 E/F
GE F118
Northrop Grumman
B2
GE T700/CT7
Boeing AH-64
Sikorsky UH/MH-60
GE T64
Sikorsky
CH-53
GE F110
Lockheed Martin
F-16
GE F414
Boeing
F/A-18 E/F
GE F118
Northrop Grumman
B2
GE T700/CT7
Boeing AH-64
Sikorsky UH/MH-60
GE T64
Sikorsky
CH-53
Overview
35+ years of experience designing and certifying fly-by-wire (FBW) systems for military and commercial aircraft

Core capabilities

  • Primary flight controls (FBW “fly-by-wire”)
  • Slat and flap (high lift) electronic control units (SFECU) and monitoring
  • Remote electronics units (REU)
  • Rudder and yaw control
  • Stabilizer control and monitoring
  • Actuator control electronics and spoiler control electronics (ACE and SCE) and monitoring
  • Active inceptor systems/active sticks (AIS)
  • Centralized power supplies

Second-to-none support

  • More than 30+ years in high integrity, multiple redundant systems including the development of flight safety critical software and certification
  • First to introduce fly-by-wire (FBW) in military applications (F-16/F-18) and in civil applications (A310)
  • Developed and certified flight control architecture and actuator control electronics for the Boeing 777
  • Selected by Boeing to provide integrated flight control electronics (IFCE) for the 777X
Control systems
Design, development, and production of flight control electronics – from stick to surface

Active inceptors/active sticks

Active inceptors/active sticks provide pilots with the tactile cues they want

Core capabilities

  • Enables the future integration of flight control functions
  • Utilizes position sensing and smart actuation (rather than springs and dampers, as in a passive inceptor) to change forces felt by the pilot in real time
  • Force feedback can be used to provide cues, warn of mode engagements or impending flight envelope limits
  • The associated gradients and stops are fully programmable in real time
  • The variable feel can also cater for a wide pilot range

Additional benefits

  • Ability to link controls across the cockpit such that each pilot can feel the forces and see the displacements generated by each other
  • Offers significant weight and volume savings over mechanical controls
  • Military applications: biggest benefit is currently derived from the cueing ability
  • Commercial applications: requirements are being specified for both cueing and linking

Remote electronics units

Remote electronics units are distributed electronics that reside close to or are mounted on the actuator to provide local control of the actuator

Core capabilities

  • Each REU controls two hydraulic actuators and one electro-mechanical channel; in the event of a flight control computer failure, the REUs take over primary control of aircraft surfaces
  • The REUs are a dual lane, control-monitor design that ensures integrity of the actuator command
  • Based on the platform flight control architecture, there are up to 11 REUs per aircraft
  • REUs weigh approximately four pounds and have been designed for non-pressurized in-wing applications

Slat & flap electronic control units

Slat & flap electronic control units (SFECU) are also referred to as high-lift or secondary flight controls

Core capabilities

  • The Slat and Flap Electronic Control Unit (SFECU) is installed in the equipment bays in the body of the aircraft
  • The SFECU controls the slats and flaps (on the wings) that are utilized during take-offs and landings
  • The primary purpose of the slats and flaps is to make the area of the wing bigger, thus enabling the aircraft to fly slower
  • The slats and flaps do not make the aircraft fly slower; they increase lift which enables the pilot to control the speed
  • The slats and slaps are extended and retracted, whereas the spoilers are raised and lowered

Actuator control electronics

Actuator control electronics are part of the flight-critical and essential fly-by-wire (FBW) system

Core capabilities

  • The Actuator Control Electronics (ACEs) are located in the aircraft electronic equipment bay (EE-Bay)
  • ACEs either directly control or indirectly control (via Remote Electronics Units) the aircraft's primary flight-critical surfaces (rudder, elevators, ailerons, flaperons, and horizontal stabilizer) as well as the multi-functional spoilers and ground spoilers to control and maintain normal flight
  • The ACEs work in conjunction with the Primary Flight Control Computers (PFCCs) to provide all aspects of normal flight control modes and handling qualities

Primary Flight Control Electronics

We're proud to offer a portfolio of stick-to-surface flight control electronics designed with performance and safety in mind

Core capabilities

  • The Primary Flight Control Electronics or Primary Flight Control Computers (PFCC) are located in the aircraft electronic equipment bay (EE-Bay)
  • Normally three PFCCs are installed on an airplane
  • The PFCC computes and transmits all normal mode primary flight control surface actuator commands (rudder, elevators, ailerons, flaperons, and horizontal stabilizer as well as the multi-functional spoilers and ground spoilers) to control and maintain normal flight for use by the Actuator Control Electronics (ACE)
  • PFCCs are designed to provide full flight functions
  • Functions supported by the PFCC include flight functions, pre-flight functions to verify the Primary Flight Control Electronics dispatch integrity, and ground maintenance functions
Design, development, and production of flight control electronics – from stick to surface

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Active inceptors/active sticks provide pilots with the tactile cues they want

Core capabilities

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Additional benefits

  • Enables the future integration of flight control functions
  • Utilizes position sensing and smart actuation (rather than springs and dampers, as in a passive inceptor) to change forces felt by the pilot in real time
  • Force feedback can be used to provide cues, warn of mode engagements or impending flight envelope limits
  • The associated gradients and stops are fully programmable in real time
  • The variable feel can also cater for a wide pilot range
  • Ability to link controls across the cockpit such that each pilot can feel the forces and see the displacements generated by each other
  • Offers significant weight and volume savings over mechanical controls
  • Military applications: biggest benefit is currently derived from the cueing ability
  • Commercial applications: requirements are being specified for both cueing and linking

Remote electronics units are distributed electronics that reside close to or are mounted on the actuator to provide local control of the actuator

Core capabilities

  • Each REU controls two hydraulic actuators and one electro-mechanical channel; in the event of a flight control computer failure, the REUs take over primary control of aircraft surfaces
  • The REUs are a dual lane, control-monitor design that ensures integrity of the actuator command
  • Based on the platform flight control architecture, there are up to 11 REUs per aircraft
  • REUs weigh approximately four pounds and have been designed for non-pressurized in-wing applications

Slat & flap electronic control units (SFECU) are also referred to as high-lift or secondary flight controls

Core capabilities

  • The slat and flap electronic control unit (SFECU) is installed in the equipment bays in the body of the aircraft
  • The SFECU controls the slats and flaps (on the wings) that are utilized during takeoffs and landings
  • The primary purpose of the slats and flaps is to make the area of the wing bigger, thus enabling the aircraft to fly slower
  • The slats and flaps do not make the aircraft fly slower; they increase lift which enables the pilot to control the speed
  • The slats and slaps are extended and retracted, whereas the spoilers are raised and lowered

Actuator control electronics are part of the flight-critical and essential fly-by-wire (FBW) system

Core capabilities

  • The actuator control electronics (ACEs) are located in the aircraft electronic equipment bay (EE-Bay)
  • ACEs either directly control or indirectly control (via remote electronics units) the aircraft's primary flight-critical surfaces (rudder, elevators, ailerons, flaperons, and horizontal stabilizer) as well as the multi-functional spoilers and ground spoilers to control and maintain normal flight
  • The ACEs work in conjunction with the primary flight control computers (PFCCs) to provide all aspects of normal flight control modes and handling qualities

We're proud to offer a portfolio of stick-to-surface flight control electronics designed with performance and safety in mind

Core capabilities

  • The primary flight control electronics or primary flight control computers (PFCC) are located in the aircraft electronic equipment bay (EE-Bay)
  • Normally three PFCCs are installed on an airplane
  • The PFCC computes and transmits all normal mode primary flight control surface actuator commands (rudder, elevators, ailerons, flaperons, and horizontal stabilizer as well as the multi-functional spoilers and ground spoilers) to control and maintain normal flight for use by the actuator control electronics (ACE)
  • PFCCs are designed to provide full flight functions
  • Functions supported by the PFCC include flight functions, pre-flight functions to verify the primary flight control electronics dispatch integrity, and ground maintenance functions

Active inceptors/active sticks(AIS) Active inceptors/active sticks(AIS) Primary flightcontrolelectronics (PFCE) Primary flightcontrolelectronics (PFCE) Actuatorcontrolelectronics(ACE) Actuatorcontrolelectronics(ACE) Slat and flapelectroniccontrol unit(SFECU) Slat and flapelectronic controlunit (SFECU) Remoteelectronics unit(REU) Remoteelectronics unit (REU)
Supported aircraft
We support a multitude of platforms

Commercial

  • Airbus: A320
  • Bell: 525
  • Boeing: 737, 747, 767, 777, and 747-8 (in production)
  • Bombardier: CRJ, CSeries
  • Embraer: Legacy 450/500 and KC-390 (in development)
  • Gulfstream: G500/G600
  • Mitsubishi: MRJ

Military

  • BAE Systems: Typhoon
  • Boeing: CH-47, F-15, F-18
  • HAL: LCA
  • KAI: T-50
  • Lockheed Martin: F-16, F-35
  • Saab: JAS-39
  • Sikorsky: CH-53 (in development)
Overview
IntelliCabin® is an integrated approach to cabin management on narrow and wide-body aircraft that provides a modular, scalable architecture for controlling a myriad of capabilities including cabin power distribution, climate, passenger address, LED lighting, IFE systems, seat and galley applications, and window dimming.

Core capabilities

  • Cabin systems and control panels
  • LED lighting control
  • Support and service
Cabin systems
More than 1,200 Boeing 737NG with Boeing sky interiors are enabled by our attendant control panel

Core capabilities

  • Dynamic lighting controls
  • Cabin climate controls
  • Passenger address and cabin interphone
  • Boarding music
  • In-flight entertainment
  • Potable and wastewater quantity management
More than 1,100 Boeing 777 aircraft fly with our cabin systems on board

Core capabilities

  • Works with personal electronic devices (PEDs)
  • Enables secure connectivity
  • Gives crews the functionality of our attendant control panel in the palm of their hands
  • Integrates seamlessly with our other cabin control offerings
Lighting
IntelliCabin® offers airlines the ability to control LED lighting by providing solutions for:
  • Sidewalls, cross bins, and ceilings
  • Phase of flight (take offs, landings, meal services)
  • Type of flight (red eye, international)
  • Climate (cool, warm)
  • Mood (sleeping, waking)

Core capabilities

  • Energy efficient
  • Easy integration with our cabin control system
  • Enhances the passenger experience by improving cabin ambiance
  • Increases operational reliability
  • Reduces weight
  • Tailorable and customizable to meet the needs of any airline
Support & service
We offer full turnkey support and service solutions for both line-fit and retrofit configurations

Core capabilities

  • System certification / STC
  • Modification design, installation kits, and project management
  • EASA Part 21 Design Organisation Approval (DOA)
  • A full range of tailored solutions to meet the needs of any airline
  • Comprehensive 24/7 technical and spares support
Overview
Our smart electronics are designed to streamline and simplify control of the flight deck environment

Core capabilities

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Detection & alerting

  • Instrument control panels and modules
  • Master dim and test
  • Radio tuning
  • Audio control and management
  • Caution and warning systems
  • Head-up displays
  • Low-cost production through our global manufacturing network
  • Proximity sensing
  • Smoke/fire detection and alerting
  • Electronic warning management
  • Stall warning
  • Overspeed warning
  • Pilot alerting
  • Ice detection
Additional capabilities
Our flight deck product portfolio also encompasses control and monitoring capabilities

Control & monitoring capabilities

  • Fuel systems and fuel jettison
  • Hydraulic quality and pressure monitor
  • Electronic cargo handling controllers
  • Airborne power management
  • Emergency door power assist system
Overview
Extensive capabilities in mission systems for manned and unmanned aircraft

Core capabilities

  • Mission computers and applications
  • Display processors
  • Symbol generation
  • Digital maps
  • Mission data loading and recording
  • Fuel management systems
  • Integrated navigation systems
  • Caution and warning systems
  • Instrument control panels and modules
  • Integrated flight and fire controls
  • Defensive weapon systems
  • Stores management systems
Overview
Support you deserve from an OEM you can trust

BAE Systems offers unparalleled experience with flight-critical systems, software, and hardware. We develop and manufacture innovative aircraft products and back them with a global network of support for all current and anticipated needs.

Our expertise covers many platforms to maximize commonality, availability, and affordability throughout the program life cycle.

Overhaul solutions
We provide spares and asset management as well as maintenance, repair, and overhaul for a wide variety of aircraft electronics

Core capabilities

  • Engine controls
  • Flight controls
  • Electrical distribution systems
  • Flight deck systems
  • Airframe systems controls and monitoring
  • Cabin systems
  • Detection and alerting systems
  • Data distribution
  • Test equipment and technical services
FADEC overhaul
Trusted provider of overhaul solutions
  • Providing aftermarket support for 300 airlines
  • FADEC overhaul process developed and designed by us, the OEM, to:
    • Prolong the life of the FADEC
    • Reduce maintenance costs with proactive repair
    • Minimize fleet disruptions with flexible overhaul solutions that fit into scheduled engine maintenance
    • Extend the warranty of the FADEC
Supported aircraft
Providing products and support that will improve operational safety and performance

Core capabilities

  • Original and upgrade equipment
  • World-class, trusted provider of FADEC overhaul solutions with our FADEC maintenance and overhaul program
  • Modifications, repairs, and overhaul
  • Prognostics and fleet health management
  • Life-extension programs
  • Spares, repairs, and fleet health optimization from the experts who built it
  • FAA, EASA, and CAAC approvals available
  • Assured quality
  • Service and support website designed with our customers in mind
  • Streamlined delivery and 24/7 support
  • Comprehensive life extension and retrofit solutions

Flying on

  • Airbus
  • Boeing
  • Bombardier
  • Embraer
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Sikorsky
Service centers
Our strategically located, comprehensive service centers have been established to meet our customers’ requirements at all operational levels

  • Support facilities in the US, UK, and Singapore
  • Spares and repairs services
  • AOG service
  • Initial provisioning service
  • Technical publications/customer training
  • Help desk
  • On-site assistance
  • Power-by-the-hour service provision
  • Component loan scheme
  • Obsolescence management
  • After-sales support
  • Post-design services
  • Dedicated civil support website
Global service & support network
We're located on three continents to better serve our customers

Select a location

Endicott, New York

1098 Clark Street
Endicott, NY 13760 USA
Phone: +1 607 755 7272

Fort Wayne, Indiana

4250 Airport Expressway
Fort Wayne, IN 46809 USA
Phone: +1 260 434 5600

Redmond, Washington

8510 154th Avenue NE
Redmond, WA 98052-3500 USA
Phone: +1 425 883 2525

Sonora, Mexico

129 Salida Norte
Parque Industrial Roca Fuerte, Edificio 5
Guaymas, Sonora, CP 85401 Mexico
Phone: +52 622 221 42 27

Rochester, United Kingdom

Airport Works
Rochester, Kent MEI 2XX
Phone: +44 (0) 1634 844400

Singapore, Asia

18 Loyang Lane
Singapore 508918
Phone: +65 6542 0779

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