[Avionics Magazine 12-5-2016] Textron Aviation has selected Astronics to supply its Corepower induction starter generator system, electronic circuit breaker units, in addition to the 28 Volt DC Empower in-seat power supply, for the new Cessna Denali single engine turboprop.
Cessna Denali turboprop. Photo: Textron Aviation.
The brushless starter generation unit, a key part of the Induction Starter Generator System, eliminates the need for brush maintenance, which is often one of the highest maintenance items with the poorest reliability on business aircraft today. Additionally, Astronics is providing secondary power distribution via Electronic Circuit Breaker Units, which both simplify and automate the entire power system. These solid-state units manage power throughout the aircraft and provide fault detection, circuit protection and programmable load management through automated power control functions, helping to reduce pilot workload and improve crew awareness.
The Cessna Denali is scheduled to achieve its first flight in 2018.