Zodiac Aerospace is a French corporation that, as of May 2012, specializes in the production and development of on-board systems, safety systems and cabin interiors. The company is a world leader in aerospace equipment and systems for commercial, regional and business aircraft, as well as helicopters and space applications. The Zodiac Aerospace Group applies a strategy built on internal and external growth in niche markets that offer a high technology content, generate significant after-sales support business and have the potential to establish the Group as a world leader. The Marine Segment was separated from the Group in September 2007 to become Zodiac Marine & Pool. Wikipedia.
Zodiac Aerospace | Date: 2016-08-01
A system for controlling electrical power supply of an aircraft includes at least two control boards and at least two switching members. Each switching member is connected to each control board. Each control board includes a processor. Each processor is configured to determine a command for switching states of switch contacts of each switching member and to determine information relating to validity of each switching command. Each switching member includes a transmitter to determine a command to be transmitted to a detector to detect parallelization, a power actuator configured to transmit a power signal to the switch contacts depending on the command received from the detector, and switch contacts configured to selectively open or close an electrical power supply line. The command is selected from the switching commands and the information relating to the validity of each switching command.
Zodiac Aerospace | Date: 2016-08-18
An electrical distribution box for an aircraft includes first housings configured to receive power modules, second housings configured to receive electronic control modules, and an interface configured for connection of the power and control modules and external electrical members. The interface includes at least one input power busbar extending into at least one of the first housings for connection to at least one of the power modules. The at least one input power busbar is adapted to be connected to a cable of a wiring harness for connection of the at least one power module to the wiring harness.
Zodiac Aerospace | Date: 2015-05-27
A battery unit comprises a plurality of accumulators distributed in rows, a support arranged along a row of accumulators of the plurality of accumulators, conductive strips attached to the accumulators of the row and extending over the support, a guide, the support being suitable for sliding into the guide, a metal strip extending in the guide, deformable electrical connectors fixed to the metal strip and designed to come into contact with the conductive strips when the support is fully inserted in the guide, and metal portions distributed along the metal strip, in contact with the metal strip.
Zodiac Aerospace | Date: 2017-04-05
Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for allowing use of what has traditionally been a cargo area of a passenger aircraft to be used as a lower deck passenger cabin. Various modifications to the aircraft are described, as well as various features to be added in order to enhance the passenger experience. For example, there may be provided a lowered technical floor (32), stairs or other passageways (50) provided at both ends of the lower deck cabin, a window replacement technique, an alternative way of storing cabin luggage, or any combination thereof.
Zodiac Aerospace | Date: 2016-12-28
An electrical distribution box (1, 2) comprising first housings (4, 24) for receiving power modules and second housings (5, 25) for receiving electronic control modules, and an interface (6, 26) for making the connections between the various modules and external electrical elements. The interface (6, 26) comprises at least one input power busbar (7, 27) extending into at least a first housing (4, 24) in such a way as to be able to be connected to at least one power module, an input power busbar (7, 27) being capable of being connected to a wire of an electrical harness in such a way as to connect at least one power module to the electrical harness.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: AAT.2012.3.5-2. | Award Amount: 30.50M | Year: 2013
Outstanding safety level of air transport is partly due to the two pilots standard. However situations where difficult flight conditions, system failures or cockpit crew incapacitation lead to peak workload conditions.The amount of information and actions to process may then exceed the crew capacity. Systems alleviating crew workload would improve safety. ACROSS Advanced Cockpit for Reduction of StreSs and workload - will develop new applications and HMI in a cockpit concept for all crew duties from gate to gate. Human factors, safety and certification will drive this approach. The new system will balance the crew capacity and the demand on crew resource. ACROSS workload gains will be assessed by pilots and experts. A Crew Monitoring environment will monitor physiological and behavioural parameters to assess workload and stress levels of pilots. A new indicator will consolidate flight situation and aircraft status into an indicator of the need for crew resource. If this need becomes higher than available crew resource, cockpit applications and systems will adapt to the new situation : a) Decision support: cockpit interfaces will adapt to focus crew on needed actions, b) Prioritisation: non-critical applications/information will be muted in favor of critical elements, c) Progressive automation: crew actions not directly relevant with the situation will be automated, d) Decision sharing: in case of persistent crisis situation, an automatic information link with the ground will be established to further assist the crew. In extreme situation where both pilots are incapacitated, further steps will be: a) Full automation: measures to maintain the aircraft on a safe trajectory, then reroute to nearest airport and autoland. b) Decision handling: mechanisms allowing ground crew to remotely fly the aircraft. ACROSS groups a large team of key European stakeholders. They are committed to deliver innovation in the field of air transport safety.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: CS2-IA | Phase: JTI-CS2-2014-CFP01-FRC-02-06 | Award Amount: 3.93M | Year: 2016
The VOLT Consortium will develop an innovative high voltage network (using 270 VDC) inspired by a Clean Sky architecture. This new architecture requires an innovative battery solution that will provide mainly pre-flight and starting power to the rotorcraft The objective of VOLT is to demonstrate their ability to: Propose to the aeronautical industry an innovative battery concept for a High Voltage Network battery (HVNB) using an array of commercial available off-the-shelf battery cells with smart controllers rather than a single massive specific cell thus providing a far more reliable approach than classic solutions Design, develop and manufacture a battery prototype (TRL6) and charger according to the technical, physical, and stringent environment requirements as defined in the call text Perform the necessary stringent battery testing required before being qualified for flight testing and provide a monitoring and troubleshooting software easily used by unqualified operators Prepare in parallel to the above mentioned research work performed in this project, the necessary pre-industrialization work to be able to meet future production demands of the VOLT battery.
Zodiac Aerospace | Date: 2016-06-10
A configurable control panel for an aircraft cockpit includes a set of universal control modules each comprising at least one screen including at least one manually manipulable control key. Each of the control modules further includes at least one master control module, and at least one universal slave module associated with the master module, and including a screen and at least one control key. The at least one master module is configured to control the screen and the at least one control key of the at least one universal slave module.
Zodiac Aerospace | Date: 2016-05-27
A Light Emitting Diode (LED) light for an aircraft includes a hollow cylindrical body, a plurality of LEDs mounted in the hollow body, and at least one reflector to receive light beams emitted by the LEDs and configured to direct the light beams in a lighting direction of the LED light. The LEDs are mounted on a cylindrical support and disposed radially in the cylindrical body, and the cylindrical support has a polygonal contour.
Zodiac Aerospace | Date: 2016-05-27
A Hall-effect universal control button for a man-machine interface includes a base adapted for mounting on the interface, and a plurality of manually actuable and interchangeable control modules. Each control module is mountable on the base and includes a bipolar magnet. The base includes at least one sensor to detect a magnetic field of the magnet.