Mid-continent Instruments (www.mcico.com), based in Wichita, has been marketing its 4300 series electric attitude indicator since the middle of last year. What makes the instrument notable is its lead-acid cell array battery backup, which provides up to 60 minutes of operating time in the event of an electrical failure in the aircraft.
Securaplane Technologies has signed new distributor agreements for Hawker main ship batteries with Corporate Jet Support, Cirrus Aero Accessories and CRS Jet Spares.
Securaplane Technologies has announced a distribution agreement for emergency batteries with CRS Jet Spares. The securaplane emergency battery systems use Hawker sealed lead acid batteries instead of nicads.
Duncan Aviation (Booth No. 5100) was recently awarded an STC for installation of Securaplane main ship batteries for Falcon 900/900EXs. This STC covers Falcons with existing Nicad or lead-acid type batteries.
The company is authorized to provide sales and service on the Securaplane “pure lead” SLA batteries and is an authorized Dassault Falcon Jet service center at its Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich., locations.
Securaplane came to NBAA this year flush with new business, ranging from a contract to supply cameras for NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (Sofia) to a more down-to-earth distribution deal for battery sales and reblocking services.
Cantec Systems of Ontario, Canada, is the latest company to sign a distributor agreement with Securaplane Technologies to offer Hawker main ship batteries. Cantec is an authorized Canadian value-added center for power products and has been supporting Canadian military land vehicles, aviation, portable power, telecom, UPS and industrial customers with pure-lead technology for more than 20 years.
Aero Battery of Cincinnati has received its first FAA Diamond Award, with all of the company’s technicians having received FAA-approved training last year. Aero Battery has been selling and servicing aviation lead acid and nickel-cadmium batteries since 1973 to operators in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.
Securaplane Technologies has received Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) on its XL249 emergency battery system forinstallation on the Gulfstream V.Securaplane developed the XL249 emergency battery for GV production and it is now the standard production battery on the Gulfstream G350, G450, G500 and the G550.
Former Securaplane executive Mark Lukso has started Lux Aviation Engineering. The Tucson, Ariz. company’s first products designed for the business aviation market are main ship and emergency/standby Kokam lithium polymer batteries.
The new Start Pac Mini Power Supply on display at Heli-Expo Booth No. 1844 is a compact portable external electrical power unit designed to energize entire aircraft electrical systems with engines off and provide engine starting power of up to 50 amperes.