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The auxiliary power unit (APU) is a small gas turbine engine mounted in the tail cone of an aircraft to provide autonomous electrical and mechanical power for the following: Starting power for the main engines. The APU enables an aircraft to operate autonomously without dependence on ground support equipment such as a ground power unit, an external air-conditioning unit, or a high pressure air start cart.
The global aircraft auxiliary power unit market accounted for $XX Billion in 2021 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2022 to 2030.
The market for auxiliary power units for aircraft was negatively damaged by the COVID-19 epidemic. Due to decreased passenger travel around the world during the pandemic, there was a decrease in the demand for new commercial aircraft. The market was also influenced by restrictions on the supply chain for the transportation of vital parts needed to make auxiliary power units.
Nevertheless, when more people traveled and more airlines started accepting delivery of new planes, the situation started to get better.The study and development of APU technologies may be prompted by the need to manufacture airplanes with high fuel efficiency, low noise, and low carbon emissions in the years to come.
The evolution of all-electric APUs accelerated over time as aircraft became increasingly electrified. The advantages of utilizing these electric APUs could lead to future development.
The 131-9A auxiliary power units (APUs) from Honeywell will be installed in 120 of United Airlines’ scheduled deliveries of Airbus NEO and XLR aircraft. According to AviationPros, these APUs are built to deliver operating performance, reduced maintenance costs, and fuel savings.
The Honeywell 131-9A APU supplies electrical power and air conditioning when the aircraft is on the ground, providing maximum passenger comfort. It also provides the air supply to ignite an aircraft’s main engines. The 131-9A is renowned for its dependability and affordable maintenance costs over the entirety of its life cycle, resulting in significant fuel savings every year.
A High Efficiency Mode (HEM) modification for Honeywell’s 131-9A APU for single-aisle Airbus aircraft is also now available. HEM satisfies the demands of the aviation sector for increased power on the aircraft, improved fuel economy, and a reduced carbon footprint. Due to more time spent on the wing, larger operators may experience projected savings of up to 15% on the cost of spare parts.
With the first sale and leaseback (SLB) on four auxiliary power units (APUs) with a significant Eurasian airline, GA Telesis introduces APU Leasing. The carrier will have a long-term operating lease on three Airbus A320 and one A330 APU.
Although GA Telesis has dealt with hundreds of APUs throughout its history, this was its first-ever SLB and marks the beginning of the company’s plan to amass a sizable APU lease portfolio for its sizable customer base.
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