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  • Significant weight savings
  • 8 years (average) useful life
  • Reduced direct operating costs
    less fuel
    less maintenance
    less ground personnel
    less infrastructure
  • Reduced turn times
  • Improved flight performance
  • Increased dispatch reliability
  • Increased engine & component life
  • Faster engine starts
  • Increased useful load
    more cargo
    more passengers
    more baggage
    more fuel
  • Increased customer satisfaction
  • No specialized test equipment required
  • Zero carbon emissions
  • Rapid recharge
  • Built-in, automatic heater
  • Intelligent ARINC communication
Certified Lithium-ion
Aircraft Battery

Operational Value

  • Reduces empty weight and increases useful load
  • 56 – 80 pounds less when compared to NiCad and lead-acid

  • Significantly reduced maintenance
  • 2-year maintenance intervals

  • Superior high temperature and cold weather performance
  • -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)

  • Reduces DHC-8 fuel and maintenance costs
  • Up to $5,000 per year per aircraft when compared to NiCad batteries

  • Total value of all cost savings and benefits
  • Potential to exceed $25,000 per year per aircraft when compared to NiCad batteries

  • Reduces carbon dioxide emissions
  • Up to 3 tons / year / aircraft when compared to NiCad batteries

The NanoPhosphate® Lithium-ion Advantage


Superior power by weight or volume in a cost effective solution


NanoPhosphate® is stable chemically, providing the foundation for safe systems


Excellent calendar and cycle life with consistent performance over extended use


Higher useable energy means greater battery utilization and lower cost

Product Comparison

  Battery Technology Voltage Output Capacity (1C rate) Weight Maintenance Useful Life
TB44 Lithium-ion 26.4 VDC 46 amp-hour 51.7 lbs. 2 years 8 years (average)
Lead-acid 24 VDC 42 amp-hour 92 lbs. Annual 2 – 4 years
Nickel-cadmium 24 VDC 44 amp-hour 80 lbs. 200 – 400 hours 5 – 10 years