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AERTEC Unveils Aircraft Electrification and Connected Cabin Technology at AIX Hamburg

AERTEC, a global leader in aerospace technology, is set to unveil its extensive range of products and advancements geared towards enhancing aircraft connectivity and aircraft electrical power management at AIX 2024 in Hamburg.

As the premier international trade fair dedicated to showcasing the latest innovations, advancements, and trends in aircraft interior design and equipment, Aircraft Interiors Expo annually convenes approximately 500 exhibitors from across the globe.

At AIX, AERTEC will showcase a diverse array of technological solutions tailored towards aircraft electrification and enhanced connectivity, underscoring its dedication to addressing the challenges of Zero Emission Aviation by 2050.

For the past six years, AERTEC has maintained an office in Hamburg, serving as a hub for managing manufacturing engineering projects, advanced aerial mobility, and electrical systems. Concurrently, the company has been actively engaged in significant research, development, and innovation (R&D&I) initiatives.

AERTEC leverages cutting-edge avionics concepts in both hardware and software to craft wireless connectivity systems for the efficient management and distribution of data generated by next-generation IoT (Internet of Things) modules dispersed throughout the aircraft or integrated with onboard sensors. Additionally, the company specialises in designing and developing bespoke cabin electronics tailored for in-flight data and intercommunication systems, catering to both passengers and crew.

These technological advancements target digital and wireless cabin connectivity, coupled with intelligent data management, to bolster the crew’s self-monitoring capabilities while enriching the future passenger experience.

Moreover, AERTEC’s relentless innovation in the realm of aircraft electrification has solidified its position as a premier engineering firm specialising in the design and implementation of intelligent and dynamic electrical power distribution solutions for aircraft. These solutions play a pivotal role in advancing towards the goal of achieving Zero Emissions by 2050.

These cutting-edge solutions empower aircraft to make intelligent, autonomous decisions in real-time regarding the allocation of electrical power to various systems. This decision-making is managed dynamically, taking into account the flight phase of the aircraft and the electrical power requirement of each aeroplane load.

One of the products that make up a comprehensive concept of electrical power management and distribution is the AS27, which uses SSPCs (Solid State Power Controllers) based on silicon carbide technology (SiC), capable of 540VDC, and up to 800VDC. Their proficiency at such elevated voltage thresholds caters to the evolving demands of electric or hybrid aircraft, enabling the attainment of greater power output with reduced weight. The significance of the AS27 extends beyond its weight reduction; its optimisation of cooling requirements in high-temperature operating environments is equally pivotal. This is because the weight of components and wiring directly impacts the aircraft’s fuel consumption, while efficient cooling indirectly influences engine performance.

“Hence, a technological shift towards higher voltage DC operation not only fosters the creation of more sustainable aircraft but also mirrors advancements seen in other industries, notably the automotive sector,” company sources affirm. “Moreover, high-voltage power distribution (HVD) guarantees safer and more dependable power dispersion. Nonetheless, the operation of HVD at high altitudes during flight presents a series of challenges that need to be resolved within the aircraft industry.”


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