Up close with a GEnx at GE Aviation in Winnipeg, Canada. Pictured at the top of the photo is the FADEC, or full authority digital engine control, which is the “brains” of the engine. This computer helps the engine perform at maximum efficiency in different environments. Shot by @noahkalina.
The AE 2100 turboprop is a two shaft gas turbine with a 14-stage high pressure (HP) compressor driven by a two-stage HP turbine. The LP shaft, driven by a two-stage power turbine, drives the compound planetary reduction gearbox connected to the propeller. The engine is the first to use dual Full Authority Digital Engine Controls (FADECs) to control both engine and propeller.