July 2, 2012
Securaplane has been selected by Embraer Defense and Security as its sole source, tier 1 supplier to provide a static inverter for their new fleet of KC-390 military aircraft.
The unique design of the 3-phase inverter provides superior power density and peak power transfer. The inverter transforms DC electrical power input, from the aircraft’s batteries into 200 VAC, 400Hz 3-phase connected supply. The inverter is composed of high frequency converters which are suitable to handle the total power needed with very low weight.
The Securaplane inverter has proven reliability and durability making it an excellent fit for a military cargo aircraft application as is the KC-390 aircraft. Embraer projects 180 of this medium size, twin jet engine military transport aircraft will be built. The aircraft is a military multi-purpose cargo aircraft with the ability to serve the civil aviation cargo market as well.
Securaplane, a Meggitt company, offers a uniquely varied range of devices converting AC to DC, DC to DC, DC to AC, low voltage to high and vice versa. Its high power solutions to conversion are based on skilled internal thermal performance management and are designed to be the world’s quietest.
Securaplane Technologies has longstanding experience in inverters, converters, mainship and emergency batteries, battery chargers, controllers and wireless devices and extensive experience in commercial aviation electronics design, test, certification and build.