True Blue Power's state-of-the-art equipment, including two DC-to-DC voltage converters, six DC-to-AC inverters and two intelligent batteries, powers Textron Aviation's recently-certified Cessna Citation Longitude.
"The Longitude redefines the super-midsize business jet market," said Todd Winter, President and CEO of True Blue Power. "We are proud to have a long-standing relationship with Textron Aviation, sharing in their commitment to bring innovation and best-in-class products to our industry."
The ultra-lightweight True Blue Power TB44 (44 amp-hour) lithium-ion batteries, weighing just 51.7 pounds (23.5 kg) per battery, reduce the aircraft's empty weight by 60 pounds, adding payload capacity and increasing the aircraft's cruising speed. The TB44 batteries' capacity check schedule offers owners and operators the longest battery maintenance interval in its class and decreases service cost up to 90 percent. True Blue Power batteries are proven to deliver increased reliability and longer useful life.
The list of industry-leading aircraft flying with True Blue Power lithium-ion batteries as standard equipment continues to grow. This includes the new Citation Longitude, Cirrus Aircraft G2 Vision Jet, Tecnam P2012 Traveller, Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, Robinson Helicopter R66 Turbine and Textron Aviation Defense Scorpion. Aftermarket installations through Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) include Bombardier DHC-8 100/200/300 series aircraft, Cessna Model 208 and 208B Caravans, King Air 350ER, Airbus Helicopters H130 and Robinson R44 helicopters.
True Blue Power DC-to-DC voltage converters provide power to the Longitude's total air temperature pitot port heaters. The company's DC-to-AC inverters provide power to the aircraft's windshield heater system. True Blue Power inverters and voltage converters are lighter and smaller than competing units and require significantly less maintenance.
True Blue Power's complete line of advanced power solutions will be on display throughout the National Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition (NBAA) in booth C8717, October 22 – 24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, contact Erik Ritzman, True Blue Power Director, at 316-630-0101 or visit truebluepowerusa.com.