Battery

October 14, 2009 - 10:01am

Bombardier Challenger 300 operators now have a choice of replacing the jet’s original nickel-cadmium main ship battery with a new Concorde RG-441 lead-acid battery. The FAA has awarded Concorde (Booth No. 2039) a supplemental type certificate (STC No. ST01488WI) for installation of the RG-441 lead-acid battery.

July 28, 2009 - 8:55am

CRS Jet Spares is offering a new low-current/constant-voltage battery trickle charger that can be used to float-charge nicad and lead-acid mainship batteries. According to Armando Leighton Jr., the company’s CEO, the unit is a low-cost way to maintain the charge of batteries in storage or on aircraft so that fully charged batteries are available when needed.

July 2, 2009 - 11:42am

The FAA yesterday issued a Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) regarding procedures for fighting fires caused by lithium batteries in portable electronic devices.

June 30, 2009 - 12:15pm

Tired of tow tugs? This battery-powered, remote-control, 16-inch-high mobile platform measures 12 by 14 feet, has a zero turn radius, integrated GPU capacity, and runs for four hours on a single charge. Price: $26,900. Visit www.heliwagon.com

June 16, 2009 - 6:43am

Singapore’s Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies (Stand B75) is officially unveiling its new Aeropak fuel cell system here this week. It is designed to increase the flight endurance of small and stealthy electric unmanned aerial systems (UAS) by as much as 300 percent, the new product will bring an immediate performance improvement over today’s best battery systems, according to Horizon.

June 14, 2009 - 9:12am

Saft has been selected to supply batteries for both China’s AVIC ARJ21 regional jet and its Russian competitor, the Sukhoi Superjet. The company is already set to provide the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II with batteries for the low-rate initial production phase.

May 6, 2009 - 8:27am

Maintenance, repair and overhaul group StandardAero (Booth No. 370) claims to have shown strong leadership in reducing the environmental footprint of its business. The company has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its part in the national environmental performance track green leadership program and is now operating under ISO 14001:2004 environmental management systems.

March 27, 2009 - 10:10am

The FAA is sifting through public comments related to a draft policy memo issued in February that warns of potential safety hazards associated with the rechargeable lithium batteries in electronic flight bag (EFB) portable computers.

February 27, 2009 - 5:09am

An FAA policy memo issued last month highlights the potential safety hazards associated with the rechargeable lithium batteries in electronic flight bag (EFB) portable computers. The memo requires Class 1 and 2 EFB users to test onboard battery charging to RTCA/DO-311 standards or add placards stating that no equipment containing rechargeable lithium batteries may be connected to aircraft electrical power.

February 23, 2009 - 1:57pm

Start Pac (Booth No. 1734) is here at Heli-Expo’09 displaying the first lithium battery-powered ground power unit (GPU). The Li2800QC lasts twice as long as lead-acid batteries and is 42 percent lighter and 33 percent smaller than other batteries, according to Smart Pac.

 
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