News | 04/27/2021 Technology for the green aircraft of the future

Liebherr develops technologies for future aircraft within the European R&T Program Clean Sky.

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Liebherr-Aerospace has developed an Electrical Environmental Control System (eECS) within the European Clean Sky research program, part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 program.

The function of the eECS is to provide reliably air supply, thermal control and cabin pressurization for the crew and passengers on board an aircraft.

The main idea of the eECS is that instead of taking air from the engine, the Liebherr system takes and uses air from outside the aircraft, i.e. ambient air, in order to process it for both pressurization and air conditioning.

Dr. Kader Benmachou, Head of R&T Programs and Intellectual Property at Liebherr-Aerospace in Toulouse explains: “With our innovative technological solutions, we are helping to ensure that the aircraft of the future, the More Electrical Aircraft, use less fuel, have lower emissions and are more economical.”

For more information please have a look at the Clean Sky Online Stand.

The Liebherr eECS plus a video can be found on the right hand side in the virtual “Clean Sky Hangar”.