MegaWatt and Extreme Fast Charging for Aircraft
The proposed AIR will detail power levels required for future electric aircraft applications and detail design considerations and use cases for megawatt and extreme fast charging for electric aircraft. The AIR will provide a mapping to other industry standard that may be have relevance as well as detail areas where technology gaps / future design considerations will need to be addressed.
Rationale: Current standards (AS6968, J1772, etc.) do not cover the power levels required for extreme fast charge (XFC) for moderate size aircraft applications (150 to 200 kWh batteries to be charged at 5C or greater) and evolving commuter and single aisle concepts (500 kWh to > 1 MWh) to be charged at 2C or greater). Design considerations for such charging need to be understood and use cases for such charging need to be established to aid the industry in developing appropriate equipment standards.