A new distribution agreement with Concorde Battery will allow C&L Aerospace to offer a sealed-lead-acid (SLA) battery for the Embraer ERJ-135/145, including the Legacy 600/650 business jet variant. C&L Aerospace, a C&L Aviation Group company based in Bangor, Maine, is an MRO provider to the corporate and regional aviation industry.
“Concorde is a premier manufacturer of SLA batteries, which is a product we at C&L have been successful in converting fleets to in other airframes,” said C&L Aerospace senior v-p of sales Martin Cooper. “We are excited to provide this solution to our ERJ-135/145 operators and that Concorde has selected us as a valued partner, ensuring that airlines and MROs and military operators worldwide have access to their product.”
According to C&L, Concorde’s SLA batteries are a cost-effective alternative to nicad batteries, offering drop-in battery replacement; lower acquisition cost; reduced cost per flight hour; no memory effect, cycling requirements, or thermal runaway; and hazmat-exempt shipping. The batteries also have cold-weather performance that is equal to or better than that of nicad, all of which contributes to a lower aircraft operating cost, C&L added.