GE Aviation is supplying the data concentration network, advanced power management system and health management system for the recently unveiled Gulfstream G400 and Gulfstream G800 business jets.
The data concentration network for the G400 and G800 is common from the G500 and G600 and builds on GE’s common core system from the Boeing 787 aircraft. The system provides a highly configurable integrated data network for the aircraft and offers a way to seamlessly connect avionics and manage aircraft functions. Using GE’s tool suite, the data concentration network can be rapidly re-configured, enabling efficient integration and significantly reducing cost of change over the life of the airplane.
Working alongside this network on the G400 and G800 is GE’s advanced power management system, also common with the G500 and G600. This system exploits GE’s modular power tile which can be positioned around the aircraft to free passenger cabin space and reduce wiring needs as well as host utility function controls enabling the removal of dedicated, federated boxes.