Avionics News November 2015 - 76
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True Blue Power and Avmax
TRUE BLUE POWER and AVMAX announced the receipt of a Transport
Canada Civil Aviation Administration Part 25 supplemental type certificate for
installation of the True Blue Power TB44 (44 amp-hour) lithium-ion aircraft
battery on Bombardier Dash 8 100/200/300 aircraft. The two companies have
filed for Federal Aviation Administration Part 25 approval of the same STC.
"True Blue Power lithium-ion batteries are a significant technology
upgrade from heavy, maintenance intensive NiCad batteries," said TOBIN
SHACKELFORD, vice president of business development and marketing for
Avmax. "Our simple modification has clear financial benefits visible to the
bottom line. For operators focused on squeezing performance, this decision
makes for a great day at the office."
According to True Blue Power, the TB44 Advanced Lithium-ion Battery
utilizes a proprietary Nanophosphate Lithium-ion cell chemistry that offers
superior energy density, delivering three times the energy per kilogram when
compared to lead acid or NiCad alternatives. True Blue Power products
are engineered to provide an overall lower cost of ownership, with 50 to 90
percent less scheduled maintenance cost. This is the result of increased
durability, two-year maintenance intervals, more efficient engine starts, and
longer useful battery life.
Avmax's engineering division is a Transport Canada authorized Design
Approval Organization. Last year the company issued more TCCA Dash 8
STCs than all other Canadian Dash 8 STC holders combined.
For more information, visit truebluepowerusa.com or avmaxgroup.com. q
ALTO AVIATION launched a
new Cabin Public Address and Audio
Entertainment Solution specifically
engineered for Embraer Phenom 100
and 300 Aircraft.
According to the company,
ALTO Aviation acoustic engineers
developed a PA system employing
100 percent fit-compatible speakers
and a digital amplifier for factoryprovisioned speaker locations on all
Phenom 100 and 300 aircraft.
This solution allows the pilot
to communicate safety and make
personal announcements to the
passengers in the cabin, who are
not wearing intercom headsets. The
flight crew will be able to make PA
announcements from the cockpit by
selecting the PA key on the audio
panel. When PA is selected from the
cockpit, a PA chime will activate and
the crew will be able to make clear
announcements to passengers without
requiring them to wear headsets.
This solution also allows adding
entertainment audio to the system,
allowing passengers to plug in their
personal media device and listen
to their favorite music through an
ALTO Aviation premium digital sound
system. Volume settings and music
selection will be controlled through
the passenger's personal device.
When a PA event occurs, the PA
event will override any entertainment
For more information, visit