As a recognized leader in both aircraft power distribution and aircraft power generators, Astronics has developed a brushless starter generator system. Rather than rely on technology developed in the mid-20th century, which has high maintenance costs and inconsistent reliability, a brushless starter generator can offer both high reliability and a 68% reduced cost of ownership through the use of industry-leading brushless technology.
The Astronics CorePower® Brushless Starter Generator Unit (SGU) is a great deal more robust than today’s brushed units. Astronics’ brushless starter generator is capable of running an average of 4,000 hour cycle between maintenance checks.
The Power Conversion Unit (PCU) utilizes embedded software to allow a smooth programmable start and full rated power at aircraft ground-idle. Ask your Astronics sales representative about APU mode to eliminate or emulate an APU offering passenger comfort without the need for ground power.