PARIS - Saft, based in Levallois-Perret, France, has released its Skyzen line of batteries as the latest development in the company's ULM range of nickel-based aviation batteries that have a well-established track record with major aircraft and helicopter manufacturers. The company claims that its Skyzen batteries enable maintenance intervals to be doubled and are now in service on the Airbus A320 aircraft family.
The Skyzen enables significant reductions in 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. Saft says the battery will provide reliable power to start the Auxiliary Power Unit, as well as emergency backup for critical systems.
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