WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. - Bombardier Aerospace has selected Hamilton Sundstrand to supply the electrical power system, and Kidde Aerospace & Defense, a Hamilton Sundstrand business, to supply the Fire Protection System for the Bombardier CSeries* family of commercial aircraft.
The Hamilton Sundstrand Electric Power Generation and Distribution System (EPGDS) performs power generation, power distribution and load management functions for the CSeries aircraft.
The EPGDS generates electrical power via two variable frequency generators and provides necessary interfaces with avionics and member systems to convey data and serve embedded utility loads throughout the aircraft. The EPGDS provides secondary load management through its five secondary power distribution assemblies, which receive alternating or direct current (AC/DC) power inputs from power centers, then manage and distribute the power to load equipment. Hamilton Sundstrand also provides emergency power, via an electric air-driven generator.
"Hamilton Sundstrand is proud to play a key role with Bombardier in the CSeries aircraft program," said Joe Triompo, president, Hamilton Sundstrand Aerospace Power Systems. "Our experience and proven systems integration capabilities will be instrumental in supporting Bombardier's performance and operating cost objectives for this new commercial family of aircraft."
Hamilton Sundstrand projects the program value to be in excess of $2 billion over the life of the program.
The Electrical Power System for the CSeries aircraft will be primarily designed and manufactured in Hamilton Sundstrand’s Rockford, Ill., facility.
Bombardier also selected Kidde Aerospace & Defense to supply the CSeries aircraft's integrated fire protection system. The integrated Fire Protection System comprises advanced technology smoke detectors, fire detectors, environmentally friendly fire extinguishers and integrated control electronics.
"Hamilton Sundstrand is proud to supply the fire protection for Bombardier's new CSeries commercial aircraft family," said Bob Leduc, president, Hamilton Sundstrand Flight Systems. "The system is an enhanced version of an integrated Kidde system in use on other Bombardier aircraft, providing the CSeries aircraft a light weight solution with low technical risk and proven reliability in service."
The CSeries aircraft integrated fire protection system will be primarily designed and manufactured at Kidde Aerospace & Defense’s Wilson, N.C., facility. Hamilton Sundstrand was previously selected by Pratt & Whitney to provide the control system – including the electronic, fuel, pneumatic and thermal management systems – for its PurePower™ family of engines for the Bombardier CSeries aircraft.
*CSeries is a trademark of Bombardier Inc. or of its subsidiaries.