Industry Insights

May 10, 2024
The Evolution of Solid State Power Control: From Transistors to Jets

The origins of Solid State Power Controllers (SSPCs) can be traced back to the post-WW2 development of semiconductor and solid-state electronics technologies, heralded by the invention of the transistor in 1947. Transistors offered a smaller, more reliable, and energy-efficient alternative to the vacuum tubes and electromechanical switches used previously.

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May 6, 2024
Skylab: Meeting the Demands of a More Electric Aerospace Industry

In the rapidly evolving aerospace industry, the transition towards More Electric Aircraft (MEA) is driving a need to develop higher-power products. The MEA market is experiencing robust growth driven by increasing demand for energy-efficient aircraft, rising air travel, heightened environmental awareness, and technological advancements in electrical systems.

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April 8, 2024
Sky-High Power: The Evolution of Aircraft Electrical Systems

Beginning with the rudimentary electrical components of the early Wright Flyer, advancements in aircraft electrical systems have been relentless, evolving from simple wiring for basic communication and ignition to complex networks capable of managing a diverse array of onboard electrical needs.

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February 14, 2024
Behind the Scenes of Aerospace Advancements: Leach International’s Manufacturing Facility

In the rapidly evolving aerospace industry, the need for increased production volume, reliability, and on-time delivery has become a major determinant in selecting suppliers. This is where Leach International’s manufacturing and assembly hub in Tijuana, Mexico, plays a role by providing a facility to manufacture quality, mission critical parts.

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October 30, 2023
A Power Shift: Solid State Controllers in Aerospace

Solid State Power Controllers (SSPCs) have significantly altered the landscape of power management and distribution in aerospace applications. Moving away from traditional electromechanical relays and circuit breakers, SSPCs offer a level of previously unattainable precision and reliability.

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