Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (CIT) is offering its interconnect technologies for a host of next-generation air mobility applications, including all-electric aircraft for Advanced Air Mobility.

The company designs and manufacturers high-performance wire and cable, including optical fiber, and has grown its product portfolio to include specialty and filtered connectors, contacts, integrated systems and cable assemblies, complex harnesses, racks, avionics trays and installation kits.

In a press release, CIT says key considerations for eVTOL aircraft OEMs entering this market include interconnect solutions that conduct or use a high level of electrical power, design optimised for aircraft size, weight, and power, and airworthiness requirements and certifications.

Tom Turner, Product Manager at CIT, said: “As we continue to see an increase in aircraft electrification demands, the more we understand how important our experience is to this market. Electrification stands to transform aerial transportation as we know it, so supporting our customer’s needs for immediate solutions is just as important as being able to design their future needs.”

As well as its product breadth, CIT also offers engineering and certification services for the demanding environments of the commercial aerospace, military and defense electronics, industrial, test and measurement, and medical device industries. 

The company says it is well-positioned to meet the unique needs of electric aircraft developers to build an electrical system that can generate, maintain, distribute, and insulate the high voltages required electric air travel.

Its portfolio of custom solutions includes air and ground systems, test and measurement devices, data and power ecosystems, and more to help developers build the high-voltage electrical systems needed for these aircraft.

Turner added: “For decades, CIT has provided leading interconnect solutions that meet the demanding conditions of aerospace, avionics and space travel. We have the experience and expertise to help our customers enter this market successfully and our engineers are already developing solutions for Advanced Air Mobility that will help make this innovative form of transportation a reality.” 

With 18 manufacturing facilities worldwide, CIT says it can quickly ramp up production for new interconnect solutions, helping to reduce lead times and increase speed-to-market for electric aircraft developers.

It is a member of various Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and Aerospace and Defense Industries Association (ASD) committees, also enabling the company to participate in global standards development for electric aerial vehicle applications.

Additionally, its in-house certification team can generate the appropriate reports and documentation required to ensure compliance with FAA and aerospace industry airworthiness standards.

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