Liebherr’s E-ECS flies on Clean Sky/Airbus Flight Lab


Liebherr-Aerospace’s new electrical environmental control system (E-ECS) was successfully tested during the first flight of the Clean Sky/Airbus Flight Lab in June 2016.

On June 3, 2016, the Airbus Flight Lab, an A320, completed its first flight in Toulouse, France, within the scope of the Systems for Green Operations (SGO) platform, a research and innovation program founded by the Clean Sky Joint Undertaking under the EU Framework Program 7. The aim of the flight was to test the extensive onboard electrical systems under real conditions.

The E-ECS is a key element of the thermal and power management process for the more electrical aircraft. It is equipped with a new type of motorized turbo compressor (50kW) that enables the direct use of external air (bleed less) for air conditioning. Liebherr-Aerospace says the power electronics ensure the speed control of the motorized turbo compressor and offer synergy capabilities with other electrical loads to optimize overall electrical power consumption on the aircraft.

July 20, 2016

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