Safran is gearing up for the aircraft energy revolution, in which traditional hydraulic and pneumatic systems are replaced by electrically-driven systems.
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“More electric” aircraft will lower the total cost of ownership, enhance propulsion efficiency and reduce environmental impact. Safran is investing heavily to develop cost-effective technologies for these aircraft. By “electric aircraft”, we mean that the traditional hydraulic fluids and compressed air used to drive many aircraft systems will be replaced by electrically-driven systems, for a significant reduction in weight and therefore fuel consumption. We are carrying out a number of studies on electrical systems, while developing the required electrical, electronic and mechanical components, and looking at new ways to assemble, protect and monitor these components throughout their operating life.