Vicor Powering Innovation podcast explores electric aircraft with Ampaire

Vicor has announced the release of episode #3 in its podcast series on world-changing technologies, Powering Innovation. This episode examines the growth, challenges and benefits of electrifying aircrafts and hybrid-electric planes. 

In this third installment of Powering Innovation, Robert Gendron of Vicor talks to Ed Lovelace, Chief Technology Officer of Ampaire, about electrified aircraft, from the use of short haul cargo flights to supersonic transport methods. Ampaire is a global leader in aircraft electrification and has won awards for aeronautical innovation and environmental sustainability. In this episode, Robert and Ed examine the power requirements of a fully electrified aircraft and try to imagine a path for commercialized aircraft to transition to cleaner, electric power.

“This episode highlights electric aircraft opportunities which is often overshadowed by today’s electric vehicle advancements,” said Gendron. “Ed lends a lot of insight and credibility from Ampaire’s success about what really goes into designing new hybrid aircraft. There are many considerations from a power electronics perspective. We are very proud that Vicor modules, with higher density and lighter weight, can support this type of world-changing application.” 

The Vicor Powering Innovation podcast is available with new episodes released monthly. Listeners can learn about new ideas in electrification, unique power challenges, creative power architectures and topologies, as well as innovative solutions leveraging power modules. 

The Powering Innovation podcast is available for download from all major podcast providers, including Spotify, Apple Music, Google Podcasts and more.