GDC Technics Selects AMETEK for Power Units for 787

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Contact: Steve Powell, 316-200-6243,

GDC Technics Selects AMETEK for Secondary Power Distribution and AC Primary Power Units for 787 VVIP Conversion Program 

HARLEYSVILLE, PA – GDC Technics has selected AMETEK Secondary Power Distribution Units (SPDUs) and AC Power Distribution Units (PDUs) for its 787 VVIP conversion program. GDC Technics, based in San Antonio, TX, is a globally renowned aircraft modifications and technology company approved by both Airbus and Boeing for next-generation narrow and wide body aircraft structural and system refinements.

GDC Technics Next Generation Modification Expertise
Taking a green aircraft and evolving it into a VVIP level flying masterpiece takes vision. GDC provides a seamless, single-contact modification experience for clients.

AMETEK’s off-the-shelf, compact, lightweight SPDU distributes 288 Amps at 28 VDC power to up to 54 electrical loads. The unit saves weight, space and cost by reducing wires, circuit breakers and utility boxes. The unit’s functionally and design benefits fit well with GDC Technics LEAN-engineered infrastructure approach that allows GDC to design, engineer, manufacture, install, and certify its luxury interior modifications and technology entirely in-house.

While the main purpose of the AMETEK SPDU is to provide circuit and wiring protection, the highly flexible unit offers such features as arc-fault detection, pulse width modulation, remote load power control, load power monitoring, and automated load shedding, along with prognostic and diagnostic maintenance capabilities. All features are look up table configurable, allowing use on multiple applications/aircraft without software or hardware changes.

About GDC Technics
GDC Technics is an experienced aircraft modification center. It holds multiple approvals, including FAA and EASA 145 approvals and a Design Organization Approval (DOA). GDC also is certified to ISO 9001, AS9100 and AS9110 quality management systems. It leads the industry in modifying next-generation aircraft, such as the B787. For more information, visit

About AMETEK Power and Data Systems
AMETEK Power and Data Systems is a leader in the design and manufacture of integrated power generation and solid-state power distribution systems, starter generators, DC motors, linear and rotary actuators, data concentration and cockpit instruments for business jets, and regional and commercial transport, helicopters, military aircraft, and unmanned aerial vehicles. Power and Data Systems is a unit of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense.

AMETEK Aerospace & Defense is a division of AMETEK, Inc., (NYSE: AME) a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $4.0 billion. For more information, contact AMETEK Power and Data Systems, 343 Godshall Drive, Harleysville, PA 19438. Phone: 267-933-2121. E-mail: Web: