Need to boost electrical power onboard

While aircraft fly higher, farther, and faster, power supplies grow more complex for aircraft flight instruments and passenger services, including galley units, lighting systems, heating, and passenger services.

Current and future technical advances have a tremendous impact on cable materials and designs, which have in turn facilitated new airplane architectures and easier and quicker installation. This has required thinner insulations, the increased use of aluminum for general purpose wires, cables that can endure much higher temperatures in hot engine zones, or offer higher working voltages.