Lilium, developer of the all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced today in a press release that it has “selected Astronics Corporation, a provider of advanced technologies for global aerospace, defense, and other mission-critical industries, to design, develop, and build the Lilium Jet’s electrical power distribution system.”
According to the press release “Power distribution units play a critical role within the Lilium Jet’s innovative electrical power system. Astronics will be responsible for the secondary power distribution units (SPDUs) and charging power distribution units (CPDUs).
“Lilium Jets will each be equipped with two SPDUs and one CPDU. SPDUs are responsible for high voltage (1000 VDC) to low voltage (28 VDC) conversion and for low voltage distribution and protection. Compact and light weight, the SPDUs ensure a reliable supply of power from the batteries to the aircraft’s critical systems, including flight controls, avionics, navigation, communication, sensors, internal and external lights, and passenger comfort.”
Lilium confirms that the supplier agreement follows over a year of collaborative work between the two companies and marks a further key milestone in the industrialisation of the Lilium Jet.
“Astronics is a Tier 1 aerospace supplier in its field, providing power, lighting, and connectivity solutions for aircraft including major commercial aircraft OEMs such as Airbus, Boeing, and Embraer. Astronics also offers complete design, integration, and certification services” reports the press release.
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