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Why Buy True Blue Power® Lithium-ion Aircraft Batteries?

True Blue Power is the world’s first company to engineer and certify lithium-ion batteries for aviation. Our mission is to ensure you Start LIGHTER, Start FASTER, and Start SMARTER with the lightest, most powerful, most reliable, and most certified batteries on the market. Backed by 200,000 flight hours on more than 500 aircraft, 8 airframe certifications, and 10 STCs over the last decade, no other company has more experience in the design and certification of lithium technology in aerospace applications. Start lighter, start faster and start smarter every time.

Proven
Performance
backed by
200K
Flight Hours
500+
Aircraft
8
Airframe Certs
10
STCs

Cut aircraft battery weight by more than 60% and increase your useful load.

True Blue Power batteries are the lightest and most compact, saving you up to 85 pounds per battery. Our efficient design gives you more power per pound than any other aircraft battery. Less weight means more passengers, more cargo, more fuel, and more design flexibility.

The most useful load

The most power per pound

The most aircraft design flexibility

Protect your engine and extend component life.

True Blue Power batteries give you cooler and faster engine starts, capable of 7 starts in 7 minutes. Turboprop engines, like the Pratt & Whitney PT6A, start in half the time and, typically, 100° cooler. Our sophisticated design allows your battery to fully recharge within 30 minutes and constant voltage helps eliminate hot starts. An automatic, built-in heater ensures your aircraft outperforms all others in extreme temperatures, from -40°C to +70°C.

The most protection

The most reliable

Get real-time state-of-charge and state-of-health information on demand.

True Blue Power batteries provide constant monitoring, protection, and capacity data. Our advanced Battery Management System (BMS) is exclusive to True Blue Power and has been validated by the most demanding aircraft manufacturers. Even smarter, you’ll save time and money with the longest-lasting, maintenance-free aircraft batteries on the market. Gen5 batteries require no capacity checks and last 8 years. That’s up to 4x longer than lead acid and NiCad. Switch to True Blue Power and you’ll eliminate battery maintenance and produce up to 90% less environmental waste.

The most intelligent

The most
maintenance savings

The most
environmentally friendly

VALUE MODEL
Lithium-ion Battery vs Nickel-Cadmium Battery
Aircraft
De Havilland DHC-8-100
Operation
Regional Airline
Flight Hours
2,250 hours per year
Average Flight Time
1.25 hours (normal operations)
Fleet
42 aircraft
Original Battery
Saft nickel-cadmium battery
Replacement Battery
True Blue Power® Gen5 TB40 lithium-ion battery
Number of Batteries per Aircraft
2
Routine Maintenance
On-Condition
Total Maintenance Cost
- $8,000 annually (per aircraft)
- $336,000 annually (fleet)
Empty Weight
- 87 pounds (per aircraft)
- 3,654 pounds (fleet)
Additional Payload Revenue*
+ $140,000 annually (per aircraft)
+ $5.8M annually (fleet)
Reduced Carbon Emissions
- 3.3 tons annually (per aircraft)
- 139 tons annually (fleet)
Reduced Environmental Waste
- 455 pounds annually (fleet)
- 2 tons over 10 years (fleet)

*Weight savings allows for $0.91/lb additional baggage fee (revenue calculated per 80% of flights)

BATTERY INVESTMENT COMPARISON
De Havilland DHC-8-100
 
Saft Nickel-Cadmium
True Blue Power® Gen5 Lithium-ion
Number of Batteries
2
2
Total Battery Purchase Price
$15,300
$37,400
Total Maintenance Costs (over 8-year life)
$65,000*
$0
Aircraft Retrofit Installation and Kit Costs
$0
$6,000
Total Battery Investment (per aircraft)
$80,300
$43,400

*$8,125/year maintenance average

VALUE MODEL
Lithium-ion Battery vs Sealed Lead-Acid Battery
Aircraft
Pilatus PC-12
Operation
Single-engine Turboprop
Fleet
10 aircraft
Original Battery
Concorde® RG-390E sealed lead-acid battery
Replacement Battery
True Blue Power® Gen5 TB40 lithium-ion battery
Number of Batteries per Aircraft
1
Routine Maintenance
On-Condition
Total Maintenance Cost
- $1,200 annually (per aircraft)
- $12,000 annually (fleet)
Empty Weight
- 49 pounds (per aircraft)
- 490 pounds (fleet)
Reduced Environmental Waste
- 528 pounds annually (fleet)
- 5,280 pounds over 10 years (fleet)
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