The Defense & Civil Systems division of Jenoptik will soon deliver ground power to airplanes at the new satellite of Munich airport's terminal 2. Jenoptik is commissioned by Schneider Electric GmbH with the contract valued at several million euro range. The completion is expected in the second half of 2014.
The delivery will include the manufacturing and delivery of components for two stationary 400-Hertz ground power supply systems: frequency converters, switching equipment and step-down transformers, which are used to reduce the generated high voltage for the airplane's onboard power system. Frequency inverter systems convert the frequency of the public power grid into the frequency commonly used for airplanes.
The building extension is due to start operating in 2015.
"The order for Munich airport demonstrates again that we are recognised as a reliable specialist for power supply also in civil markets thanks to our high-power energy systems", says Michael Mertin, CEO of Jenoptik AG.