Parker Meggitt has announced a partnership with Airbus to develop an energy buffer to support the ZEROe aircraft demonstrator.
Parker Meggitt is working with Airbus to build energy storage equipment that will support electric propulsion. According to Parker Meggitt, the eBuffer will maximize safety, efficiency and weight while balancing electric and mechanical constraints.
The eBuffer is expected to be an important piece of the electrical system that will complement the Fuel Cell primary power source, making it one of integral components of the Airbus ZEROe demonstrator aircraft.
Patrick Blackburn, Senior Director of Engineering at Parker Meggitt, said: “We are pleased to partner with Airbus to develop the eBuffer in support of the ZEROe aircraft demonstrator. Parker Meggitt has deep expertise in power conversion and energy storage and a long track record of inventing pioneering technology. We look forward to working with Airbus to enable innovative engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow.”