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TT Electronics receives UKP620,00 grant for advancing electric aircraft technologies

TT Electronics has announced it will receive Innovate UK funding for advancing leading edge technologies in the nation’s civil aerospace industry, reports These funds have been awarded to participants in the Aerospace Electric Propulsion Equipment, Controls & machines (AEPEC) project led by Safran. The project also brings together 3T PRD, MEP, Midland Tool and Design, and the University of Bristol as part of the consortium being supported by Innovate UK.

Over the next five years, TT will receive an overall award of UKP620,157, with the majority funded over the following three years. TT’s grant will be allocated primarily to support and accelerate the development of more electric aircraft via the company’s increasingly integrated power electronics solutions designed specifically for deployment in propulsion and control system applications.

Julian Thomas, engineering Director at TT Electronics, said, “This Innovate UK recognition supports our pledge to advance industry progress with more electric aircraft, an initiative that is of critical environmental importance, especially over the next few years.”

Naveed Sheikh, head of R&T, rotating machines business line, Safran Electrical & Power UK Ltd, added, “TT Electronics has been selected as part of the consortium to work on the pivotal AEPEC project, which will deliver key technologies for the future of flight.”

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