Design and Engineering

At Fairchild Controls, our passion is providing customers with technologically advanced solutions that combine industry-leading functionality with flawless quality and economical value. Our mission starts and ends with the war fighters, pilots and passengers that rely on our products every day. We recognize that a strong design and development process is fundamental to accomplishing this mission. Accordingly, our knowledgeable and talented engineering staff continuously expands their expertise and capability in the following key disciplines:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Control Systems
  • Electronics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Rotating Machinery
  • Software
  • Systems Integration
  • Structural Analysis
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Built-In Testing (BIT)

Our engineering team consists of experienced design, project, test, field service, and manufacturing engineers that all work together to support customers from conceptualization through product design and development, and into fielded service.


Fairchild Controls maintains an advanced and comprehensive in-house testing facility. We have also developed a substantial network of outside testing facilities. Our experienced test engineers strictly control and monitor the testing process to insure each product has been properly validated to perform to customer expectations. By having the testing facility collocated with the manufacturing department, we have the capability of performing mechanical, thermal, and electrical testing in-house, which improves turn-around-time and reduces the overall development time.

Program Management

To be a preferred supplier of environmental, electronic, and pneumatic control systems for the stringent aerospace and defense industries, Fairchild Controls uses a battle-tested and industry-proven Program Management framework. Within this framework, the ultimate goal of FC Program Managers is to provide outstanding and continuously improving value to our customers while fulfilling their requirements. To do so requires that our products and services meet or exceed customer expectations for safety, on-time, on-quality, and on-cost performance while efficiently satisfying the requirements of internal stakeholders.

Our skilled and experienced Program Managers relentlessly plan and lead empowered cross-functional program teams over the full product lifecycle to achieve predictable and consistent performance, inspiring customer confidence. Throughout this collaborative effort, key program risks and resource needs, as well as the way forward are transparently prioritized and communicated. Such decision-making is based on international standards and leverages the combined knowledge and best practices from across EADS and our global supply chain.