Institute for Aerospace Technology

Aerospace Electrification


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Chris Gerada
Professor of Electrical Machines
Royal Academy of Engineering Chair of Electrical Machines, Faculty of Engineering

Dr Serhiy Bozhko
Aircraft Electric Power Systems
Faculty of Engineering


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The increasing use of aircraft electrical systems lower the total cost of ownership, enhances propulsion efficiency and reduces environmental impact. By replacing hydraulic and pneumatic systems, electrical systems can produce a significant weight reduction, resulting in better fuel consumption.

Other advantages include easier maintenance, better control and the potential to reconfigure aircraft systems to run in fault-tolerant modes.

Electrical systems can also support more advanced diagnostics and prognostics, leading to more intelligent maintenance and increased aircraft availability.

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