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“WEPPS emergency power system on BAe Aircraft
Article Type: Safety notes From: Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology: An International Journal, Volume 80, Issue 4
STG Aerospace has signed a contract with Inflite Engineering Services for the provision of STG’s entire range of products to BAe146/Avro RJ operators. The agreement has already yielded a new installation of STG’s “WEPPS” emergency lighting innovation on a UK-based BAe146-200QC.
WEPPS reportedly eliminates the entire maintenance schedule for emergency lighting power systems by replacing conventional NiCad battery/charger packs with “fit-for-life” non-rechargeable battery modules. WEPPS also claims sophisticated wireless status monitoring that removes the need for a daily visual inspection of the cabin emergency lights. It has the potential to save the commercial aviation industry up to $1 billion per annum.