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LPA Connection Systems exhibiting at Private Flyer Fest!

We are exhibiting at the general aviation show, Private Flyer Fest in London, UK (17-18 of May). We will be showcasing LPA’s 28VDC connectors & cable harnesses, along with our Red Box Aviation range of ground power units for DC aircraft, including start and continuous power units. To find out more about the show, click here.


What is a GPU Cable Harness?

A GPU Cable Harness offers a vital connection between ground power units and aircraft. This article takes a closer look at GPU cable harnesses, explains their significance within the aviation industry, especially for ground power units, and explains why Red Box Aviation is recognised as a frontrunner in supplying ground power equipment to the aviation…


Red Box Aviation at AERO Friedrichshafen 2024

Red Box Aviation, now part of LPA Connection Systems will be exhibiting at Aero EXPO (Friedrichshafen) between April 17-20. We will be promoting our latest ground power products including lithium and lead acid start power units, continuous power units, combination power units, cable harnesses, and connectors. To find out more about AERO EXPO click here Not attending…


Red Box Aviation exhibiting at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024

LPA Connection Systems are exhibiting with our American distributor Priceless, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 between February 27-29. Come visit us on booth 5308 where we will be promoting our ground power solutions including the Red Box Aviation lithium and lead acid start power units, continuous power units, combination power units, cable harnesses, and 28VDC connectors….


Red Box aquired by LPA Connection Systems

We are delighted to announce that Red Box Aviation has been acquired by LPA Connection Systems. LPA Connection Systems is a UK manufacturer of power connectors and electromechanical systems for the aviation, rail and industrial markets. The Red Box Aviation business will continue as usual, and we look forward to an exciting future ahead of us….


Understanding Start Power Units

Start Power Units (SPU) play a critical role in ensuring that aircraft are ready to take to the skies. In our latest article, we delve into the intricacies of SPUs, highlighting their importance, operational mechanisms, the variety of power options available, and the average cost of the equipment.   What is a Start Power Unit?…


How is Ground Power Equipment Maintained?

Ground Power Equipment (GPE) plays a vital role in providing power to aircraft while on the ground. However, careful maintenance must be carried out to ensure reliability and safety.  The maintenance process typically involves several key steps: Routine Inspections: Regular inspections identify any wear and tear or potential issues. These inspections are likely to include…


What is the Most Common Ground Power Unit?

The most common type of Ground Power Unit (GPU) used in aviation and other industries is the 400 Hz AC (Alternating Current) GPU. This kind of GPU is frequently utilised to give aeroplanes on the ground electrical power so they may operate their systems and complete maintenance procedures without relying on their onboard engines or…


What Tools are Carried on a Passenger Aircraft?

Have you ever wondered what tools are carried out a passenger aircraft? If so, read on as we explain not only what tools are kept on passenger planes, but why. Passenger planes have a range of equipment on board to help with maintenance, repairs, and small modifications while flying. These tools are usually kept in…