How to mitigate electrical compliance risk in aerospace: A new approach
Two major trends are shaping the aerospace industry today. First, increasing mission demands are escalating platform performance requirements. Whether it’s further extending the range of a twin engine aircraft, increasing battery old-up on a large commercial aircraft, or enhancing jet fighter effectiveness, OEMs now demand more mission capabilities.
The second trend relates to new levels of complexity due to increased electrification. More than ever, platform developers are implementing new functionality via electrical solutions. These electrically enabled capabilities include fly-by-wire systems, Electronic Flight Instrumentation Systems (EFIS), In-flight Entertainment (IFE), and Combined Vision Systems (CVS).
Many of these electrical approaches are replacing mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic implementations of existing functionality – and are becoming commonplace on today’s aircraft.