Startup launches lightweight 60W in-seat power system


Avionics start-up, WeSky, has launched a 60W USB in-seat power system designed to enable fast charging for passengers’ PEDs, at a weight claimed to be 70% lighter than comparable products, and the same weight as 15W USB charging systems currently on the market.

The company, an EASA-approved Part 21J Design Organisation, is reporting solid demand for the systems, with Marius Barcas, WeSky’s head of sales stating, “Based on our current sales activities and request for proposals we are forecasting and already negotiating orders for over US$20 million in revenue of recharge in-seat power systems within the next 24 months.”

The Wesky Smart Outlet Unit

WeSky recently secured additional funding from USA-based Notarc Investment Partners in order to ramp-up production of its current product line while also expanding research and development of new avionics equipment.

“These are the kind of ventures that fit with our sustainable investment mandate and which have an immediate positive impact on the environment, industry and end user,” said Leslie C Bethel, CEO of Notarc Management Group and recently appointed WeSky board member. “Legacy businesses and industries must continue to evolve and innovate and we have a responsibility as investors to help speed-up innovation and to do our part to support such ventures.”

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