Heli-Comfort

Adaptable power density coating for energy efficient heating of cockpit and cabin

Short Description

The objective of HELI-COMFORT was to advance the technology readiness level of an innovative, purpose made, electrical cabin heating system, relying solely on infrared radiation heat, to a TRL 4 or higher level. After laboratory scale tests on smaller samples and an CFD based numerical simulation of such heating elements in a helicopter interior, this heating system was integrated in an 1:1 helicopter mock-up and investigated under large laboratory environmental conditions in order to prove the ability to provide an adaptable power density coating for energy efficient heating of cockpit and cabin with reduced/eliminated need of bleed air from turbines. 

Project Partners

  • Airbus Helicopters
  • Airbus Operations
  • Villinger GmbH
  • AIT
  • CEST GmbH
  • RTA
  • H4Aerospace

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