Thu 11, Apr 2019
Saft has added new Skyzen™ batteries to its ULM® range of nickel-based aviation batteries that have a well-established track record with major aircraft and helicopter manufacturers. The Skyzen Batteries offer the ideal combination of high performance and ultra-low maintenance, thereby reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) for the batteries. Typically, the Skyzen™ batteries will allow maintenance intervals to be extended from 1,000 up to 2,000 flight hours.
Since summer 2018, two 28Ah Skyzen™ rechargeable batteries are being fitted on Airbus’ A320 single-aisle jetliners, providing safe and reliable power to start the APU (Auxiliary Power Unit), as well as emergency backup for critical systems.
With over 80 years of active participation in the aviation market, Saft has developed more than 400 different battery designs to support specific customer applications and will continue cater to the unique demands of its valuable clientele.
Saft is one of the leading players in the aircraft battery market, according to the report published by Stratview Research. The study forecasts the aircraft battery market to reach US$ 211.8 million in 2023. Batteries in the aircraft must be reliable, durable, lower in maintenance, low weight, lower in the cost of ownership, and have an extended life. Nickel-Cadmium, Lead-Acid, and Lithium-Ion are the types of batteries used in the aerospace & defense industry. The industry is witnessing a gradual transition from the nickel-cadmium and lead-acid batteries to lithium-ion batteries.
Source: Saft, Aviation Pros, & Aircraft Battery Market Report