Power electronics for Starter Generator
In latest generation aircraft, power electronics are needed to start the APU, ensure reliable 28 V to start the engine.
Safran Electrical & Power offers starters/generators solutions for a significant number of applications and programs such as the Boeing 747, the MA60, the Falcon 7X, the G150, and the P180 as well as helicopters including the B407/412/429/525, EC135/145, S76, AW139, Ansat, HAL.
In new generation aircraft, power electronics combined with brushless generators provide innovative functions such as quick and controlled start, which is not possible with traditional air starters and main engines. The use of low-voltage converters also ensures optimized startup with a 28 Vdc source, accounting for APU requirements. Component improvements and numerous efforts to integrate technologies have allowed Safran Electrical & Power to establish itself as the industry leader in terms of the power-to-mass ratio.