UTAS sees increasing electronic architecture in future airplanes

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June 9, 2016, © Leeham Co.: The debate continues whether the next new, clean-sheet airplane will be a Middle of the Market aircraft (MOMA) or replacements for the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 families.

Along with he studies of new airplanes are those undertaken by suppliers. Electric Systems, a unit of United Technologies Aerosystems (UTAS), is working with the OEMs to determine what level of electric systems will be used in the new aircraft, whatever is selected to go next.


  • Electric systems on the Boeing 787 are up to 80% more efficient than those on the Boeing 777 Classic.
  • The 777X retains the Classic systems or commonality.
  • Benefits decline the shorter the flight.

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