December 16, 2014
Boeing selects GE Aviation for 777X Common Core Avionics Systems
GE Aviation has been selected by Boeing to provide the Common Core System (CCS) and the Enhanced Airborne Flight Recorder (EAFR) for the Boeing 777X aircraft, as well as the Electrical Load Management System (ELMS), the Backup Generator and the Backup Converter. Selecting the GE common core system and enhanced airborne flight recorder enables Boeing to bring the latest generation of proven capabilities from the 787 to the 777X. The 777X has 300 orders and commitments from customers Lufthansa, Etihad, Qatar, Emirates, ANA and Cathay Pacific. The latest systems technology for the 777X will touch two major GE Aviation facilities including the common core system and the enhanced airborne flight recorder from Grand Rapids, Michigan and the remote data concentrators from Cheltenham, United Kingdom.
The advanced ELMS for the Boeing 777X will utilize the Boeing 777 ELMS design elements, to reduce aircraft maintenance time and cost, improving reliability and availability of aircraft power. With the ELMS, backup generator and backup converter for the 777X, GE will utilize their Electric Power Integration Center in Cheltenham, UK and their Electrical Power Integrated Systems Center in Dayton, Ohio where they will employ state of the art dynamic software modeling, simulation and analysis to predict how the system and its individual components will perform, including full system testing within a copper-bird environment.