Versatile High Voltage DC-DC Converter to support Bye Aerospace’s eFlyer 2 electric aircraft
LYNNWOOD, Wash., March 24, 2022 – Crane Aerospace & Electronics, a segment of Crane Co. (NYSE:CR), has been
selected to provide its new High Voltage DC-DC Converter to Bye Aerospace – an aircraft manufacturer applying clean,
all-electric propulsion systems to its airplane designs. Crane A&E’s new converter will be placed on Bye Aerospace’s
eFlyer 2 series of electric aircraft, which is to be certified under 14 CFR Part 23 by the FAA.
The aerospace industry’s move toward alternative energy sources has created new demand within an aircraft’s power
supply architecture. Crane A&E has filled a major industry void with its modular High Voltage DC-DC Converter, which
supports traditional, all-electric, hybrid-electric and hydrogen platforms. A&E’s HV DC-DC Converter provides 4kW of
power and owns a wide input (600v nominal, 450-800v) range. Regardless of electrical power source, Crane A&E’s
high-power converters will convert high voltage source power into an aircraft’s traditional 28v DC bus or 270v DC bus.
“We are pleased to provide Bye Aerospace our High Voltage DC-DC Converter for its new all-electric eFlyer 2 platform,”
said Hilary King, Crane A&E VP & GM of Sensing & Power Systems. “This state-of-the-art power converter is derived
from our breakthrough technology and is an extension of our rich expertise in innovative electrical power solutions
supporting the future of electrification for the aerospace and defense industry.”
Crane A&E’s power converter delivers high density in a small package, has parallel capability and is greater than 97%
efficient. In addition to adapting to varying power inputs, the converter also supports different cooling options through
one of several modules. These cooling mechanisms include liquid, fan and conduction cooling, giving customers
enhanced electrical system design flexibility.
George E. Bye, CEO of Bye Aerospace, expressed his gratitude to Crane A&E for being an engaged supply chain partner
filling a critical requirement. “We appreciate Crane A&E’s enthusiasm and technical expertise for this revolutionary
airplane,” he said.
About Crane Aerospace & Electronics
Crane Aerospace & Electronics delivers innovative systems, components and services for commercial aircraft, defense
platforms and space systems which have proven reliability in mission-critical environments. Products and services are
organized into six integrated solutions: Cabin Systems, Electrical Power Solutions, Fluid Management Solutions,
Landing Systems, Microwave Solutions and Sensing Components & Systems. For more information, visit
www.craneae.com, or follow @CraneAE on Twitter.
About Crane Co.
Crane Co. is a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products. Founded in 1855, Crane Co. provides
products and solutions to customers in the chemicals, oil & gas, power, automated payment solutions, banknote design and production and aerospace & defense markets, along with a wide range of general industrial and consumer related end markets. The Company has four business segments: Aerospace & Electronics, Process Flow Technologies, Payment
& Merchandising Technologies and Engineered Materials. Crane Co. has approximately 11,000 employees in the
Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Crane Co. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:CR).
For more information, visit www.craneco.com.
About Bye Aerospace
Bye Aerospace has developed and is in the process of FAA certifying a family of zero-emission, electric-aircraft that are
one-fifth the operating cost of traditional airplanes. As a pioneer in electric aviation, Bye Aerospace has established
itself as a leader with a production back log of nearly 900 aircraft. Based in Denver, Colo., Bye Aerospace was founded
by George E. Bye, who is Chairman and CEO. Learn more about Bye Aerospace at https://byeaerospace.com/.
Renderings of Bye Aerospace eFlyer 2