5 Trends in the Aerospace Industry
The aerospace sector is dynamic and always changing. Technology with the potential to change the world is constantly being developed. There are five key trends that are impacting the aerospace industry and shaping the future of the market.
1. Sustainability: Going green is no longer just a buzzword. Concerns about the environment have grown among travelers and the public, meaning aerospace manufacturers are becoming more concerned with reducing their carbon footprint. To keep up with industry goals and initiatives, airframers are increasingly looking to become more sustainable and reduce emissions or impact to the environment. Hybrid and electric propulsion and other greener propulsion methods are being explored and implemented on planes across the globe. As a result, the hybrid and electric sustainable model is increasing the electrical content on airplanes. Further, the industry is exploring offsets in manufacturing, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and even technology to capture and store carbon emissions that already exist in the air, all requiring new technology.
2. Simplification: New architecture, higher data rates and system security are requiring the aerospace industry to find ways to simplify installation processes. To reduce the cost and time investment in building and maintaining aircraft, lightweight connectors and rate enabling technologies are being developed and advanced every year. Total cost of ownership for solutions is driving technology development and decisions.
3. Customization: A custom and connected cabin is no longer a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have for the traveling public. Interconnect solutions that enable quick reconfiguration and retrofit will support airplane manufacturers with evolving technology and current or future needs of airlines.
4. Connectivity: Everything is connected these days, and airplanes are no different. Having a high level of connectivity for aircraft maintenance personnel, flight crew and passengers alike mean that new architecture and higher data rates are needed. To help meet these demands, increased electrical content will bridge gaps in communication and data enabling safe and efficient air transit.
5. Predictive Maintenance: To limit operating costs, predictive maintenance will resolve potential challenges before they occur. Health monitoring and the Internet of Things (IoT) will increase the use of wireless sensor technology.
Radiall Solutions to Support the Aerospace Industry
QR Series connectors are a tool-less, quick install and quick mate solution. These lightweight connectors have a slim shape and only take 11 seconds to install and mate the connector.
The NSX Series connectors offer the most comprehensive choice of inserts with a large selection of contacts and robust accessories positioned to support aerospace equipment.
The EPX Series provides lightweight solutions for airframers requiring a modular, user-friendly connector.
Q-MTitan connectors are for any application that requires high density or high count of fiber channels, with protection of the MT ferrule for a ruggedized and sealed optical multifiber connection.
If you want more information about how Radiall’s solutions can support your aerospace projects, schedule a virtual meeting with an expert.