PBS officially unveils the PBS APU SPARK40

Source: PBS

The PBS APU SPARK40 was officially launched by PBS during the Paris Air Show 2023 on Tuesday, June 20.

The PBS APU SPARK40 is designed to meet the requirements of medium helicopters, airplanes, and large UAVs.

This turbine power unit represents a significant improvement over the previous company’s APU product line. Therefore, the company has chosen a new designation for this new APU, which was first announced at the ceremony in Paris.



The PBS SPARK40 APU brings numerous enhancements, such as doubling the available AC power for onboard systems, increasing the quantity of pressurised air, reducing weight, expanding the operating envelope, optimising the fuel-oil system, and improving reliability.

The exceptional quality and performance of the PBS APU SPARK40 have been confirmed through its selection for a new medium helicopter project in a NATO member country.The following are the main parameter improvements:

  • Electrical power output: 40 kVA
  • Bleed Air Extraction: 27 kg/min
  • Maximum operating altitude: 8,000 m



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