The aviation industry has been moving toward More Electric Aircraft driven mainly by the need to improve aircraft operating economics for the commercial airline operator or deliver performance improvements for the military.
We’re working with our customers to help solve challenges around the use of thermal efficiency, high voltage, and safety to use more electricity on aircraft to power larger loads for thrust or next generation military systems.
Our systems business has designed and manufactured power conversion, distribution, and control systems for commercial aircraft for more than 30 years. GE Aerospace continues to advance these products with technology including GE developed silicon carbide transistors to increase efficiency, power density, thermal performance, and reliability. These technologies are integral to the development of GE’s hybrid electric powertrain demonstration system with NASA.
Modular Electrical Power System
GE invented the foundational technology to advance electrification, helping convert mechanical to electrical with improved efficiency, reliability and environmental protection. Silicon Carbide (SiC) technology is a generational shift in electrical power switching.