C&L Aerospace, a C&L Aviation Group company, has signed a distribution agreement with Concorde Battery Corporation for their ERJ 135/145 Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) battery.
Concorde’s SLA batteries are a cost-effective alternative to nickel-cadmium batteries. Benefits include drop-in battery replacement, lower-cost to acquisition and reduced cost-per-flight-hour. Also, there is no memory effect, cycling requirements, or thermal runaway, while the battery is subject to hazmat-exempt shipping and more. The battery also has a cold-weather performance that is equal to or better than nickel-cadmium. All of this contributes to a lower operating cost for the aircraft.