The generator is created to deliver power to an aircraft on the ground. It supplies 400Hz alternating flow, as required by the aircraft, and generates a 28 VDC direct flow if required, allowing start and supply of a connected aircraft.
About the manufacturer
GUINAULT has been supplying the European aeronautics industry for more than 60 years. Maurice GUINAULT founded the company GUINAULT in 1949. The generators of the time mainly supplied continuous electric current at 28 volts to airplanes. In the early 1970s, GUINAULT manufactured the first 400Hz ground power unit produced in France for the Boeing 707, which was a novelty on French soil. In the early 1990s GUINAULT manufactured the first multi-voltage GPU, based on multi-coil alternators. Customers included Dassault (Mirage aircraft), Aerospatiale (now EADS) and Sud Aviation (now Eurocopter). In 2000, GUINAULT designed the variable speed electronically controlled pneumatic starting unit (ASU), while the first 400 Hz static converter was designed and produced in 2001. In 2010, GUINAULT jointly designed a unique, ultra-compact and electronically controlled air conditioning unit for military applications with a refrigeration partner and developed a complete range.