1980-04-01

Business Aircraft APU’s 800608

This paper discusses the reasons for using aircraft APU’s and why a gas turbine power unit best meets the requirements for aircraft APU’s. This paper also reviews the history of APU’s in the military, commercial and business aircraft markets. A discussion of the various types of gas turbine APU’s is presented and a typical executive APU and secondary power system is described in some detail. Finally, a description of a new small APU, which is currently being certified for small turboprop and jet executive aircraft, is presented,

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