The electronics used in aerospace applications have similar requirements to those used in the automotive sector, but aerospace PCBs may be exposed to even harsher conditions. PCBs may be used in a variety of aerospace equipment including planes, space shuttles, satellites and radio communications systems.
Aerospace PCB manufacturing requires using materials that can withstand high amounts of vibration, extreme temperatures and other harsh conditions. Some aerospace PCBs even need to be able to perform in outer space and must be extremely durable. Boards made with lightweight materials such as aluminum are also beneficial for use in aerospace. Anodized aluminum may be used to increase resistance to oxidation.
Some uses for PCBs in the aerospace sector include: