Electrification of Aircraft Engines and the Latest Autopilot System Technologies
Aircraft engines have strict safety standards. Therefore, electrifying them has been considered unfeasible on both a technical and commercial basis. However, it is becoming increasingly likely that it will be possible to electrify aircraft engines due to the development of lightweight materials and the progress of electronics technologies. How far have aircraft engine electrification and autopilot systems progressed now? We explain here the current state and future of electric aircraft engines and autopilot systems as well as the latest information on realizing them, with a focus on electronics technologies.