This report looks at the size and the trends that are driving the growth in the aerospace Electrical Wiring Interconnect System (EWIS) market.
EWIS is the wiring system of an aircraft, it includes any wire, termination or wiring device, for transmitting electrical power or data. In the past few years, the complexity has increased dramatically making the aircraft wiring one of the most difficult parts of aircraft design.
The quantity of wire in a widebody jet is staggering, a typical wide-body jet will have as much as 500 km of wire, enough to reach from London to Edinburgh, weighing of the order 7,400 kilograms and making up some 3% of the weight of the aircraft. Although there is a strong desire to drive down this weight, increasing noise regulation, and the need for greater efficiency means that many of the aircraft’s systems are becoming electrical, this coupled with increasingly complex avionics and more sophisticated entertainment systems means that the wiring load is increasing.