NBAA—ORLANDO, Fla., 23 Oct. 2014. BAE Systems officials have selected Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Power Solutions to provide ELDEC Power Conditioning Modules (PCMs) and batteries on the Boeing 777X commercial aircraft.
BAE Systems is the prime supplier of the Integrated Flight Control Electronics (IFCE) fly-by-wire (FBW) system, which delivers high-integrity computing functionality for the 777X’s all new composite wing with load alleviation, as well as its advanced high lift and folding wingtips—a first for commercial aircraft.
The Boeing 777X is the newest family of twin-aisle airplanes, with production beginning in 2017 and first delivery scheduled for 2020. Crane’s products will provide high integrity, uninterruptible power for the IFCE.
Crane supplies power conversion equipment and batteries to the Flight Control Electronics on the existing Boeing 777 and 787 Dreamliner passenger jet models. The PCMs and batteries for the 777X IFCE will continue that evolution of power for flight critical power systems, officials say.
“We are proud to work with BAE Systems to provide the power conversion for the 777X IFCE system,” says Crane Power Solutions Vice President Ed Fuhr. “This is just the latest collaboration in our long history of working together and it is exciting to be part of Boeing’s newest family of twin-aisle airplanes with new technology.”
Crane Power Solutions offers ELDEC, Interpoint, and Keltec power conversion, power distribution and battery systems for commercial aerospace, defense and space for use in avionics, communications, electronic countermeasures, missiles, radar, navigation, guidance, and utility systems.