Advanced Electrical Machines Technologies for Aircraft (AEMTA)

AEMTA is a £5.5 million project led by Safran Power UK. The project team included an extensive supply chain and academic researchers, which in collaboration with Safran were addressing high performance and environmentally robust electrical products. The ATI-approved project aimed to position the UK as a key supplier of advanced products for electric aircraft, and potentially reduce aircraft fuel consumption (3-6%) by removing weight and optimising motor and engine performance, whilst improving reliability and reducing maintenance and operating costs. The project intended to double the high-temperature performance of electro-mechanical systems operating in harsh environments, using advanced coatings, and for greater periods of time, which is necessary due to the need to move electrical motors and machines closer to the engine core. The systems can (continuously) operate reliably in temperatures of 100°C to 130°C, whereas, the research and technology developed through AEMTA focused on boosting this to higher temperatures: increasing it to around 250°C to 280°C. 

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Short Title: AEMTA
Project Number: 101795
Project Cost: £5,470,083
End Date: 30th Apr 2017
Time Horizon: Exploit
Lead Partner: Safran Electrical & Power
Attributes: Fuel Efficiency, Cost, Operational Needs & Flexibility
ATI Value Stream: Smart, Connected and More Electric Aircraft