Since 1979 Concorde® Battery Corporation has manufactured aircraft batteries and batteries for shipboard use by the U.S. Military. Concorde® Battery Corporation has provided the Department of Defense with over 150,000 military batteries manufactured to rigid quality requirements. Concorde® Batteries have been adopted by worldwide militaries including Canadian, British, Australian and Italian air forces.
Concorde® manufactures AS9100 and ISO 9001 certified products and is fully qualified under the FAA Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) process as a manufacturer of a full line of batteries for commercial aviation. Original equipment batteries are supplied to American Champion, American Eurocopter, Aviat, Bombardier / Learjet, Cessna, Columbia, Commander Aircraft, Dassault, Diamond, Enstrom Helicopter, Erickson Air Crane, Extra, Gippsland, Grobe, Gulfstream, Hawker Beechcraft, JetPROP, Liberty Aerospace, Maule, Micco, Mooney, Pilatus, Piper Aircraft, Robinson Helicopter, Scaled Composites, Schweizer, Seawind, Sino Swearingen, Slingsby Aviation, SOCATA, Twin Commander, Van’s, Zlin, and other airframe manufacturers. The replacement market is supplied through distributors located worldwide.
The valve regulated aircraft battery provides the customer with a no maintenance, non-spillable, high reliability product designed to replace existing nickel-cadmium and lead-acid designs. They have been adopted in aircraft such as the AV-8B,130, CH-47, CH-53, EA-6B, F/A-18, F-117A (Stealth), KC-135, UH-60 and V-22 to name a few. In many of these applications, the VRSLA battery is a direct replacement for maintenance intensive, expensive nickel-cadmium batteries. The valve regulated design offers the user a tremendous improvement over flooded lead-acid in the areas of vibration resistance, shock resistance, charge retention and cold temperature performance.