About us

Company Overview

Fairchild Controls provides environmental, electronic, and pneumatic control systems for commercial aircraft and military platforms around the world. Headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, USA, the company has a rich history that traces back to the early days of aviation, when industry pioneer Sherman Fairchild developed airplanes and equipment for aerial mapping and photography. That tradition continues today, as our employees work together with customers to deliver products and services that allow aircraft to operate safely, help passengers travel comfortably, and enable allied war fighters to defend security and protect freedom – every day and everywhere.

Fairchild Controls is incorporated in the USA state of Delaware, and is a wholly owned business subsidiary of EADS. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services. The EADS group includes the aircraft manufacturer Airbus; the world’s largest helicopter supplier Eurocopter; EADS Astrium, a key provider of space launch and satellite technology; EADS North America; and other divisions within the aerospace and defense industry. Among other important programs, EADS is the major partner in the Eurofighter consortium, develops the A400M military transport aircraft, supplies the UH-72 Lakota light utility helicopter to the US Army, and partners in the joint venture MBDA, an international leader in missile systems.

At Fairchild Controls, our primary products include vapor cycle cooling systems, air management systems (including air cooling and contaminant filtration systems), control electronics, and air turbine drives. Our primary customers include the US Department of Defense, leading military prime contractors, both major commercial air transport manufacturers and airlines globally. We value our customers and remain dedicated to exceeding their expectations with best-in-industry cost, technology, and service.

Fairchild Controls has core competencies in three key aerospace technologies: