December 3, 2013
Astronics’ Electronic Power Distribution System to be installed on new Bell 525 Relentless helicopter
Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Astronics Corporation, will be supplying Bell Helicopter with the Secondary Electronic Power Distribution System (EPDS) for the new Bell 525 Relentless. Astronics designs and builds modern electrical distribution systems, which safely and efficiently manage aircraft power. The secondary EPDS selected by Bell Helicopter employs Astronics’ electronic circuit breaker units. These units, with solid state circuit breakers, are smaller and lighter than their conventional counterparts and can also be conveniently located throughout the aircraft. This placement creates a more evenly distributed system, thereby reducing wire weight. This is the third announced aircraft of five current programs for which Astronics has been selected to provide its EPDS products.