Avionics start-up WeSky has launched a 60W USB in-seat power solution designed to enable fast charging for passengers’ PEDs, at a low weight.
“Our new recharge product is an efficient 60W USB in-seat charging solution, that weighs 70% less than current available products, yet has rapid charging,” said Vytis Petrusevicius, WeSky founder and CEO. “It brings many benefits to commercial airlines including a reduction in fuel consumption which also has benefits for the environment.”
“Based on our current sales activities and request for proposals we are forecasting and already negotiating orders for over US$20m in revenue of recharge in-seat power systems within the next 24 months,” said Marius Barcas, head of sales.
WeSky recently secured additional funding from USA-based Notarc Investment Partners to ramp up production of its current product line while also expanding research and development of new avionics equipment.
“These are the kind of ventures that fit with our sustainable investment mandate and which have an immediate positive impact on the environment, industry and end user,” said Leslie C Bethel, CEO of Notarc Management Group and recently appointed WeSky board member. “Legacy businesses and industries must continue to evolve and innovate and we have a responsibility as investors to help speed up innovation and to do our part to support such ventures.”