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11-8-20 - Concorde Battery Announces FREE Virtual IA Renewal Series

 

Concorde Battery announces free virtual IA Renewal Series January 21-23, 2021 from 8 AM – 12 PM PST (11am - 3pm EST).

  • FAA Approved IA Refresher Training Event – Leave with your 8-hour certificate
  • Free Event
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10-30-20 - Concorde Battery Corporation Receives NEW STC for RG-641 Battery Installation on Enstrom 480/480B models

Concorde Battery has received FAA STC SR01067DE approving installation of RG-641, lead acid main battery, on Enstrom 480/480B models. RG-641 has been designed as a drop-in replacement for the original equipment lead acid battery on the helicopter; no kit or hardware is required to convert.

 

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8-10-2020 Concorde Battery Higher Capacity RG-41/53 for Piper M500 & M600 Receives FAA STC Approval

Concorde Battery Corporation is pleased to announce the latest addition to the Platinum Series� Turbine starting lineup, the RG-41/53. This robust 53 Ah AGM battery is TSO-C173a approved and eligible for installation in Piper PA-46-500TP and PA-46-600TP aircraft with FAA STC SA01050DE. The STC approves installation of the RG-41/53 battery in place of Piper Part Number 601-910. It is eligible for use on aircraft registered in the United States and those in Canada under Staff Instruction (SI) 513-003.

 

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Battery Safety – How Does This Affect You

 

 

All safety precautions are covered in our component maintenance manuals, more commonly known as the CMMs. There's a CMM for RG series main aircraft batteries and a separate CMM for RG series emergency aircraft batteries. The safety aspects are the same in both CMMs. A list of the safety hazards is shown on the screen. These include, A, low capacity hazard, B, electrical burn hazard, C, danger of exploding batteries, D, chemical burn hazard, and E, damage to equipment.

 

Regarding the low capacity hazard, the FAA generally requires aircraft batteries to provide backup power in the event of a generator system failure. Never use a battery that has less than 80% of its rated capacity and never jumpstart an aircraft that has a dead or a discharged battery. Think aircraft safety, not just battery safety.

 

Regarding the electrical burn hazard, batteries can generate very high levels of current if the terminals are shorted together. The object that causes the short circuit will get very hot due to the high current and will cause a burn hazard. To prevent electrical burns, take off any metallic jewelry such as bracelets and necklaces that could potentially cause a short circuit across the battery terminals. Also, do not allow your belt buckle to contact the battery connector. Getting burned by a shorted belt buckle is more common than you might think. Obviously, it's not a good idea to place tools or other metal objects across battery terminals. For example, you may be tempted to use a steel ruler or a caliper to measure the distance between battery terminals, as some of us have found out the hard way, severe damage to you and the tool can happen pretty rapidly. As an extra precaution, it's a good idea to install battery terminal protectors when the battery is not connected to test equipment.

 

Regarding the danger of exploding batteries, lead acid batteries can cause explosions because they produce hydrogen and oxygen while on charge. However, there should not be any danger of explosion if you take the following precautions. First, make sure the work area is well ventilated so any hydrogen given off by the battery gets adequately diluted. Second, don't smoke, use an open flame or cause sparking near a battery. Remember that there could be local areas of hydrogen build up in the vicinity of the battery even if the work area is well ventilated. Third, wear proper eye protection when servicing batteries such as safety goggles or a face shield. And finally, do not charge a battery at constant current when it is installed in the aircraft. Constant current charging should only be done in a well ventilated area because a significant amount of hydrogen gas may be released from the battery. Battery compartments on most aircraft do not have adequate ventilation to handle the extra volume of hydrogen that is released so this would cause a potential explosion hazard on the aircraft.

 

Regarding the chemical burn hazard, lead acid batteries contain sulfuric acid in the electrolyte which can cause severe chemical burns. To avoid chemical burns, the following precautions should be taken. Never remove or damage the vent valves, avoid contact with the battery's electrolyte if the battery gets cracked or broken open. Don't touch your eyes after touching the battery, wash your hands first. If electrolyte does get into your eyes or on your skin, flush thoroughly with clean, cool water for several minutes and get medical attention as soon as possible. And finally, the last point is regarding equipment damage. To prevent equipment damage, ensure that the aircraft battery switch, external power source or the charger analyzer is in the off position before connecting or disconnecting the battery. If the circuit is not off when making or breaking connections, the battery terminals may arc and cause damage to the battery, equipment cables or both.

 

If these instructions are followed, then all potential safety hazards will be fully mitigated. Also, as a reminder, the CMMs provide full coverage of the safety hazards and precautions.

 

To complete your training, please take time to read the safety summary in the CMM. Also, take time to read the SDS, safety data sheet, for additional information. The CMM and SDS are posted on the Concorde Battery website for easy access. Finally, if you have any questions on this subject, contact Concorde's customer service department. Thank you everyone. Be safe.

 

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Battery Storage and Installation Preparation – Just the Facts Please!

 

Why it is important to properly store an aircraft battery and how to accomplish this?

Proper storage of an aircraft battery is important because it directly impacts the battery's performance capability as well as its total service life. To understand this, let me describe what happens to the battery during storage. When a battery is in storage, it gradually loses charge even though there is no load on the battery. This process is known as self-discharge and is illustrated in the chart shown on the screen. The capacity retention ratio, or state of charge, decays with time and the rate of decay is strongly affected by the storage temperature. The higher the temperature, the faster the battery loses its charge. As a battery self-discharges, the plates become sulfated and the internal resistance of the battery increases. If the sulfate level in the plates gets too high, the battery will take a lot longer to charge and will not last as long.


To actually see sulfation, take a look at the high magnification photos of sulfated plates and un-sulfated plates shown on the screen. The photo on the left shows the sulfated plate with large sulfate crystals. This is what causes the high resistance in the battery. To prevent the sulfate levels from getting too high, the battery needs to be boost charged to get it back to 100% state of charge. The photo on the right shows the plate after charging, which erases the sulfate crystals. Fortunately, a simple check of the battery's open-circuit voltage with a digital multimeter can be used to determine the condition of the battery.


The table shown on the screen summarizes the instructions from the CMM. A fully charged battery will have an OCV of about 13 volts for a 12-volt battery and about 26 volts for a 24-volt battery. While in storage, the OCV should not be allowed to drop below 12.5 volts for a 12-volt battery or below 25.0 volts for a 24-volt battery. The OCV should be checked every two to four months depending on the storage temperature. If the OCV is getting close to these values, the batteries should be boost charged with a constant potential charger.


Note that if the OCV is allowed to drop below the minimum, a capacity test will be necessary before it can be installed in an aircraft. This is to make sure that the sulfated plates can be restored to a good condition, so obviously, it is best to not let the OCV drop below the minimum. The worst thing that you can do is to put the battery on a shelf indefinitely and ignore the battery's state of charge. Eventually, the battery can become so sulfated that it will not recover and will have to be scrapped.


Another thing that is covered in the CMM is the storage temperature. Ideally, the storage temperature should be below 68 degrees F or 20 degrees C. Referring back to the capacity retention chart, you can see why cooler temperatures are preferred. At 20 degrees C, it takes about 15 months to reach 50% state of charge. At 30 degrees C, it only takes nine months to reach 50% state of charge. And at 10 degrees C, it takes well over 18 months to reach 50% state of charge. So, the cooler it is during storage, the longer you can go before a boost charge is necessary. However, if you cannot avoid storing the battery at warmer temperatures, it just means you will have to boost charge the battery more often.

 

One of the popular myths I hear is not to store it on a concrete floor because this will cause the battery to discharge very quickly. Is this correct?

 

No, that is not correct. That myth is a carryover from early automotive batteries that sometimes had acid residue on the case, which could contact the concrete. This would cause a rapid self-discharge of the battery. Today's lead-acid batteries do not have this issue. The only factor that affects the rate at which a battery self-discharges is the ambient temperature. Cooler is always better.

 

I think the easiest way to cover this topic is by referring to the flow chart shown on the screen. First, we want to do a visual inspection to check the overall physical condition of the battery to make sure there are no obvious signs of damage. If you see any damage, don't install the battery because it may not be airworthy and it's not worth the risk. Next, measure the open-circuit voltage of the battery with a digital multimeter. As long as the voltage is equal to or greater than 25.5 volts, the battery can be installed. If the voltage is equal to or greater than 25.0 volts but less than 25.5 volts, then it will need a constant potential boost charge before installing it in the aircraft. If the voltage is less than 25.0 volts, then you will have to charge the battery at constant potential and follow that up with a capacity test.


As long as the battery passes the capacity test, it is acceptable for aircraft installation. Note, that for a 12-volt battery, all of the voltage requirements are cut in half.

The flowchart is included in Appendix B of the CMM. I also want to point out that the CMM is a governing document for servicing Concorde aircraft batteries, and this video does not take the place of the CMM. If you have any questions regarding the CMM, please contact Concorde's customer service department. Thank you, everyone. Be safe.

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3-4-2019 Concorde Battery Corporation Announces New EASA Certification of Platinum Series® Batteries for Cessna Sovereigns, Embraer EMB135/145 Series Aircraft, and Super Puma Helicopters

 

West Covina, CA - Concorde Battery Corporation is pleased to announce EASA validation of FAA STCs to upgrade to Concorde sealed lead acid batteries in Cessna Sovereigns, Embraer ERJ aircraft, and the Super Puma family of helicopters. 

For Cessna Citation operators who prefer lead acid technology, this is an opportunity to upgrade to Concorde batteries and improve available starting power by 20-40% over the original equipment batteries with ESTC 10068718. RG® Series batteries have a proven history of reliably supporting Pratt & Whitney PW300 series engines at a reduced cost of acquisition and with a reduced maintenance requirement. 

RG-332 Series batteries are now certified via ESTC 10068575 for installation in European registered Airbus Helicopters AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, AS332L1, AS332L2 and EC225LP aircraft. The RG-332 Series has been exclusively designed as a drop in replacement for the original equipment battery with heated and non-heated options available. Installation requires no airframe modifications. EASA certification has also been received, based on customer demand, for installation of Concorde RG® batteries on Embraer EMB 135 and 145 aircraft using ESTC 10068179. The STC allows for installation of two RG-442 batteries designed as drop in replacements to the existing nickel cadmium batteries. 

Concorde's sealed lead acid batteries are the economical solution with a lower cost of acquisition, reduced maintenance requirements, and Hazmat Exempt shipping. Concorde Batteries never require water replenishment and there is no threat of thermal runaway. At the end of life the lead acid battery is 100% recyclable. 

Concorde Battery Corporation is recognized and respected worldwide as manufacturers of premium valve regulated sealed lead acid aircraft batteries. For over 40 years Concorde has supplied stateside and foreign militaries, are preferred by airframe manufacturers for OE installations, and are chosen for business and general aviation aircraft of all types. Concorde batteries are available through a worldwide network of distributors. 

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3-4-2019 Concorde Battery Announces New FAA STC Certification for Lead Acid Battery Upgrade on Sikorsky S-92A Helicopter

WEST COVINA, CA - FAA STC 

SR00917DE has been approved to install Concorde Battery Corporation's Platinum Series® RG-292-102 (17Ah) or RG-292-103A (24Ah) on Sikorsky Aircraft S-92A helicopters. Concorde developed the RG-292 batteries as direct fit replacement for the original Ni-Cd battery. The table below indicates the correct Concorde battery to install dependent on the existing OEM battery. The existing temperature sensor connector is capped, bagged, and stowed. 

OEM Battery Concorde Battery
92550-01806-102 (15Ah) RG-292-102 (17Ah)
92550-01806-103 (24Ah) RG-292-103A (24Ah)

Upgrading to the Concorde lead acid battery reduces cost per flight hour as the result of a lower cost of acquisition, reduced maintenance requirements and Hazmat exempt shipping. Concorde's RG-292-102 and RG-292-103A do not require watering and pose no risk of thermal runaway. 

The advanced lead acid technology of a Concorde battery is exhibited by instant spooling of the engines upon starting. Helicopter operators depend on Concorde batteries for reliability in remote locations and extreme weather conditions with Concorde certified performance at temperatures ranging from -40°C to 71°C. 

Providing Original Equipment batteries to over 50 airframe manufacturers worldwide and certified batteries for hundreds of aircraft models, Concorde is your first choice for strong starts and durability. Concorde batteries have been adopted by militaries worldwide and offer more certified helicopter batteries than any other lead acid battery manufacturer. Batteries are available from Distributors globally www.concordebattery.com . 

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3-4-2019 Concorde Battery Announces FAA-STC for Gulfstream G350 & G450 Models

WEST COVINA, CA - 

Concorde is pleased to announce FAA certification for installation of Concorde`s Platinum Series® sealed lead acid batteries, to replace original equipment lead acid batteries, on Gulfstream models G350 & G450. This upgrade to Concorde`s RG-380E/46L valve regulated lead acid batteries offer Gulfstream operators access to Concorde`s proven Platinum Series® battery line that provides reliable performance and that is available through Concorde`s worldwide network of Distributors.

STC ST00890DE accommodates the drop-in replacement of two each RG-380E/46L batteries by way of a battery tray that employs the aircraft original mounting support and hardware. Included in the STC kit are all components required for this upgrade.

Concorde Battery Corporation has been manufacturing lead acid batteries for over 40 years at the corporate headquarters in West Covina, CA, and now also in Austell, GA. Under the strict aerospace manufacturing requirements of AS9100 + ISO 9001 each battery is tested at key points throughout the manufacturing process. 

Preferred by over 50 airframe manufacturers as OEM batteries, Concorde also supplies certified batteries to civilian and military markets worldwide. Concorde batteries are available only through our global Distribution network. Log on to www.concordebattery.com to find a nearby distributor. 

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9-28-2017 - New MD 369, 500 & 600 Concorde Battery Upgrade Resulting in 85% More Power

 

  West Covina, CA -FAA STC SR00864DE has been approved to install Concorde Battery Corporation`s NEW Platinum Series® RG-624 (24 Ah) battery in MD Helicopters 369D, 369E, 369F, 369FF, 500N and 600N helicopters. The 85% improvement addresses increased power requirements for engine starts. Installing Concorde`s RG-624 will result in stronger starts, prolonged service life and reduced wear on the engine.

During testing, superior starting performance amazed pilots and technicians familiar with the Hughes family of helicopters. 

The RG-624 is a drop-in, when replacing Concorde`s RG-500, RG-600-1 or RG-600-2 installed under SR00716SE or SR01564LA. The new STC is free of charge for these operators.

For those operators that are upgrading to Concorde`s maintenance free sealed lead acid technology by replacing the original equipment nickel cadmium battery, a connector change is required. STC kit, including the connector and aircraft placard, is now available through Concorde`s worldwide network of distribution.

Concorde's Platinum Series® batteries are designed and manufactured in the U.S.A. with advanced lead acid technology. They are the choice of airframe manufacturers and end users with a history of dependable starting performance, longer battery life, and extra reserve capacity in the event of a generator failure.

Concorde Battery Corporation is committed to standards of excellence in safety,reliability and longevity that have been sustained over 40 years in business. Concorde is committed to providing the highest quality lead acid battery solution and world class customer support.

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8-30-2017 - Cessna Mustang Upgrade with Platinum Series® Concorde RG-390E/30 Sealed Lead

West Covina, CA 
RG 390EBConcorde Battery Corporation is pleased to announce FAA Approval for RG-390E/30 to be installed on the Cessna 510 Mustang. STC SA02653LA replaces the original equipment battery with a 30-ampere hour drop in replacement that is 5 pounds lighter.

 

Direct replacement of the original equipment battery with the RG-390E/30 offers benefits of prolonged service life and extended maintenance intervals as a result of enhanced plate design and a proprietary PolyGuard® separator system. High cyclic operations, that are susceptible to early battery wear out, will realize longer life as a result of the technology used in the RG-390E/30. Additionally, the robust design extends the inspection interval with initial inspection required at 12 months or 1000 hours in service and subsequent capacity tests at six months or 500 hours, when initial capacity exceeds 90%.

 

The RG-390E/30 is FAA TSO-C173a authorized, confirming that the battery meets the Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) in DO-293A and is FAA PMA certified specifically for the Cessna Mustang.

 

Concorde's Platinum Series® Batteries are designed and manufactured with advanced lead acid technology. They are the preferred choice of airframe manufacturers and end users with a history of dependable starting performance in temperatures ranging from -40° to 71°C, longer battery life, and extra reserve capacity in the case of a generator failure.

 

Concorde Battery Corporation is committed to standards of excellence in safety, reliability and longevity that have been sustained over 40 years in business. Concorde is committed to providing the highest quality lead acid battery solution and world class customer support.

 

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6-20-2017 - Concorde Battery Receives TSO Authorization on 24 Volt General Aviation Batteries

West Covina, CA - Concorde Battery Corporation is pleased to announce receipt of Technical Standard Order, TSO-C173a, Authorization for the RG24-15, RG24-15M, and RG24-16 13.6 Ah family of sealed lead acid batteries. TSO-C173a authorization confirms that the batteries meet the Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) in DO-293A.

 

To obtain authorization, the batteries undergo rigorous testing ensuring optimal performance on a fixed wing aircraft or rotorcraft in the most extreme on-board environments. Historically FAA-PMA certified for specific installations in hundreds of aircraft models, this approval guarantees the batteries meet MOPS minimizing the burdensome testing involved with incorporating the batteries into new type designs, STCs or individual type certified aircraft by way of field approval.

 

Concorde`s Platinum Series® Batteries are designed and manufactured with advanced lead acid technology. They are the preferred choice of airframe manufacturers and end users` with a history of dependable starting performance in temperatures ranging from -40° to 70°C, longer battery life, and extra reserve capacity in the case of a generator failure.

 

Concorde Battery Corporation is committed to standards of excellence in safety, reliability and longevity that have been sustained over 40 years in business. Concorde is committed to providing the highest quality lead acid battery solution and world class customer support.

 

 

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6-7-2017 - Concorde Battery Announces FAA Approval for Cessna Sovereign 680

RG 380E 60LBWest Covina, CA - The Federal Aviation Administration has issued Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) ST04366AT to install Concorde`s RG-380E/60L or RG-380E/53L AGM sealed lead acid batteries in Cessna 680 aircraft. The Sovereign has now joined the list of Citation aircraft certified to fly with Concorde`s robust RG® Series batteries.

 

ST04366AT allows for two RG-380E/60L (48 Ah) or two RG-38E/53L (53 Ah) AGM sealed lead acid batteries to replace the original equipment nickel-cadmium batteries resulting in 20-40% more battery capacity per aircraft without airframe modification. A temperature sensor kit, part number 5-0121, is included with the STC for each battery.

 

Concorde has a proven history of success in Citation aircraft. RG® Platinum Series® batteries perform as well or better than nickel-cadmium batteries and are maintenance free requiring no water replenishment, deep cycling or replacement parts and cells. Upgrading to Concorde batteries reduces down time and provides a more economical option through lower acquisition cost and reduced maintenance.

 

Concorde batteries are shipped fully charged and tested. They are hazmat exempt and are 100% recyclable.

 

Concorde Battery Corporation is the lead acid aircraft battery chosen by airframe manufacturers and end users alike due to the industry leading standards of excellence in safety, reliability and longevity sustained over 40 years in business. Concorde is committed to providing the highest quality lead acid battery solutions and world class customer support.

 

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3-9-2017 - Concorde Battery Corporation Announces New RG® Series Batteries Approved for Installation on the Super Puma using Concorde STC SR02588LA

RG 332West Covina, CA - Concorde Battery Corporation is pleased to announce the TSO C173a approved RG-332 series batteries exclusively designed as drop in replacements for Airbus Helicopters AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, AS332L1, AS332L2 and EC225LP Aircraft.

 

The RG-332 series consists of a non?heated (RG-332-1) and heated (RG-332-2) 44 Ah, 24 volt battery designed to replace the original equipment 43 Ah nickel cadmium battery with no modification to the aircraft. The RG-332 design also allows for rotation of the temperature sensor and internal battery heater connector for proper orientation in any aircraft. RG-332 batteries can be installed using Concorde`s FAA STC SR02588LA covering single or dual installations.

 

Recombinant Gas (RG®) Sealed Lead Acid Batteries provide a more economical option to operators through lower acquisition cost, maintenance free design and hazmat free transportation.

 

Concorde has supplied lead acid batteries as original equipment and direct replacements for fixed wing, rotorcraft and unmanned aircraft for decades. Concorde offers over 100 unique batteries installed as original equipment by the majority of aircraft manufacturers and adopted by military aircraft operators worldwide.

 

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3-8-2017 - Concorde`s High Capacity RG-427 Now Available for Bell 407 and Bell 427

RG 427West Covina, CA - Concorde Battery Corporation is pleased to announce that Rotorcraft Support Inc. of Van Nuys California has received a FAA STC to install the RG-427, 34 Ah battery, in Bell 407 and Bell 427 helicopters.

 

Operators have requested a higher capacity battery for the Bell 407 as this helicopter is often used in high cyclic and short leg operations. In these types of operations, the original equipment 28 Ah battery is not getting fully recharged causing starting performance during successive engine starts to degrade and shorten battery life. The decrease in power also causes unnecessary wear on engine components.

 

Air Ambulance and Oil & Gas fleets conduct some of the highest cycle operations. These operators will realize an increase in starting power and improved performance after upgrading to the RG-427, 34 Ah, 24 volt battery that is packed with over 20% more power than the 28 Ah battery.

 

Rotorcraft Support Inc. has added the RG-427 to their FAA approved STC SR01456LA for the Bell 407. This STC was also upgraded to include RG-407, 27 Ah, and RG-427 installation approval on Bell 427 helicopters. This is the first FAA STC approved for Recombinant Gas (RG®) sealed lead acid batteries in the Bell 427!

 

Concorde has supplied lead acid batteries as original equipment and direct replacements for fixed wing, rotorcraft and unmanned aircraft for decades. Concorde offers over 100 unique batteries installed as original equipment by the majority of aircraft manufacturers and adopted by military aircraft operators worldwide.

 

Rotorcraft Support, Inc., has been in business since 1986, and is a full service helicopter maintenance facility located at the Van Nuys Airport in Southern California. RSI`s helicopter maintenance and helicopter repair services are beyond compare. Their reputation for safety, precision work and responsiveness has earned them respect in the helicopter community. They value that respect, and continuously strive to maintain this level of excellence in their organization.

 

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3-7-2017 - Concorde Battery Corporation Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Concorde 40th Icon FINALWest Covina, CA - Concorde Battery Corporation, established in 1977, is celebrating 40 years in business. Concorde is proud to have provided quality batteries with world renowned support to the general aviation community for four decades out of our West Covina, California facility.

 

Concorde has developed a culture dedicated to the success and satisfaction of our employees and customers. Our commitment is to consistently bring the highest quality product to market through continuous improvement, research & development, quality assurance and employee satisfaction. Concorde`s customer service guarantee is realized through world class customer and product support.

 

Sensitivity to customer`s needs has been one of the cornerstones of Concorde`s unique approach to designing application specific, drop in replacement, batteries that do not require modification to the airframe.

 

After 39 years of exclusively manufacturing out of West Covina, California, 2016 marked the opening of a second facility on the east coast in Austell, Georgia. The facility received FAA PMA approval in 2017 which has expanded Concorde`s manufacturing ability. We are excited to be entering our 40th year with the new facility! Looking ahead, we are developing a line of lithium ion aircraft batteries that will provide the same record of reliability and safety that is expected of a Concorde battery.

 

Concorde supplies over 100 models of Original Equipment and direct replacement valve regulated sealed lead acid batteries for fixed wing, rotorcraft and unmanned aircraft. Concorde batteries are installed as original equipment by the majority of aircraft manufacturers and adopted by military aircraft operators worldwide.

 

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2-20-2017 - Concorde Battery Corporation received Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award

West Covina, CA -
Concorde Battery Corporation today announced that it has received a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Concorde Battery Corporation maintained a Gold composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from October 2015 to September 2016.

 

This year, Boeing recognized 480 suppliers who achieved either a Gold or Silver level Boeing Performance Excellence Award. Concorde Battery Corporation is one of only 78 to receive the Gold level of recognition.

 

Concorde Battery Corporation has designed and manufactured application specific solutions for 40 years in West Covina, California. Concorde supplies over 100 models of Original Equipment and direct replacement valve regulated sealed lead acid batteries for fixed wing, rotorcraft and unmanned aircraft. Concorde batteries are installed as original equipment by the majority of aircraft manufacturers and adopted by military aircraft operators worldwide.

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7-20-15 Concorde Battery RG24-11M Sealed Lead Acid Battery Installed as Original Equipment on Mooney's New M-10 Series Aircraft

RG24 11MAWest Covina, CA - Concorde Battery Corporation is the leader in absorbed glass mat (AGM) sealed lead acid technology, and now starts the Mooney M-10 Series with our popular RG24-11M. Installed in many aircraft, the RG24-11M has years of proven service as a reliable and safe starting battery.

 

Concorde designs and manufactures over 90 models of Original Equipment and direct replacement batteries for fixed wing and rotary aircraft. Concorde batteries are installed as Original Equipment by the majority of aircraft manufacturers and adopted by military aircraft operators worldwide.

 

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7-20-15 Concorde Battery RG-25XC Sealed Lead Acid Battery Starts Guimbal's FAA Certified Cabri G2

West Covina, CA - Concorde Battery Corporation congratulates Helicopteres Guimbal on two remarkable accomplishments: delivering their 100th aircraft and receiving FAA certification for the Cabri G2! Concorde is pleased to have been chosen as original equipment for this unique and cutting edge helicopter.

 

Concorde Battery, the leader in absorbed glass mat (AGM) sealed lead acid technology, with more batteries installed in general and corporation aviation applications than any other manufacturer, starts the Cabri G2 with our popular RG-25XC. Now installed in hundreds of applications, the RG-25XC has over 30 years of proven service as a reliable and safe starting battery.

 

Concorde designs and manufactures over 90 models of Original Equipment and direct replacement batteries for fixed wing and rotary aircraft. Concorde batteries are installed as Original Equipment by the majority of aircraft manufacturers and adopted by military aircraft operators worldwide.

 

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7-20-15 Concorde Battery Announces New Batteries and Certified Installations: Dassault Falcon 7X & CASA 212 Drop In Replacements!

West Covina, CA - Concorde is well known for designing "Drop In Replacements" and is pleased to have developed and certified five new products for 2015.

 

RG-616 is a 6 Ah, 24 volt auxiliary battery designed for replacement of the original equipment nickel-cadmium battery on the EADS CASA 212. Concorde's CASA 212 STC, ST04178AT, certifies the installation of RG-616 and Concorde's popular RG-380E/40B (38 Ah), RG-380E/44 (42 Ah) or RG-380E/46 (46 Ah) in place of the original equipment main nickel-cadmium battery. Benefits of converting to Concorde's valve regulated sealed lead acid batteries are lower cost of acquisition, reduced cost per flight hour and zero maintenance in addition to the option of upgrading to a higher capacity battery with the RG-380E/44 or RG-380E/46.

 

RG-CIS25, Concorde's AGM sealed lead acid replacement for Russian part number 20HKEH-25-Y3
(20NKBN-25-U3) has received TSO authorization and FAA PMA certification as the original equipment battery on the PZL Mielec M2805 Skytruck. The RG-CIS25 (24V, 26 Ah) has also become a popular replacement battery for Russian Helicopters' Mi-8 and Mi-17 platforms.

 

One of Concorde's many heated battery models has been approved for installation on the Dassault 7X using Concorde's RG-390E/KH heated battery assembled with Heater Control Unit HCU-7X with STC ST04185AT. The heated 24V, 28 Ah battery is a drop in replacement for the original equipment battery. Although the conversion does not increase battery capacity or change battery chemistry, Concorde's RG-390ESH/7X is readily available throughout distribution and is a more economical solution than the original equipment sealed lead acid battery.

 

Also having received TSO authorization in 2015 are Concorde RG-380E/53 battery series (24V, 53 Ah), RG-332 (24V, 44 Ah) and RG-380E/40D (24V, 38 Ah) batteries. Certified installations are in the works to follow in the near future for these new battery offerings.

 

Concorde sealed lead acid recombinant gas (RG®), absorbed glass mat (AGM) batteries are an economical solution to nickel-cadmium batteries with no maintenance requirements and reduced cost per flight hour. Concorde RG® Series do not have a memory and do not require unique charging equipment. Concorde RG® Series batteries may be serviced in any battery facility, including nickel-cadmium service facilities, without danger of cross contamination.

 

Concorde designs and manufactures over 90 models of Original Equipment and direct replacement batteries for fixed wing and rotary aircraft. Concorde batteries are installed as Original Equipment by the majority of aircraft manufacturers and adopted by military aircraft operators worldwide.

 

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7-20-15 Extend Battery Life using Updates to the Concorde Battery Component Maintenance Manual for RG® Series Main Aircraft Battery

West Covina, CA - Concorde is committed to first class customer support and focuses efforts on current product improvement as well as new product development. Part of this effort is evaluating maintenance procedures for clarity to ensure customer safety for optimal product performance and in turn extending battery life, improving customer experience and minimizing end user inconvenience.

 

Concorde's newly released CMM (24-30-71), Document No. 5-0171 Revision N, dated March 31, 2015, provides clarification of the Conditioning Charge Procedure used to recover sulfated batteries as evidenced by way of a failed Capacity Test. Previous revisions of CMM 5-0171 have recommended that either a 31 volt or 16 hour condition charge procedure may be used to recover a sulfated battery. The option was left to the mechanic. After years of battery recovery analysis, Concorde's engineers have found that the 31 volt Condition Charge is the most successful charge procedure prescribed for recovering deeply discharged batteries. A deeply discharged battery is described as a battery with an open circuit voltage of 20 volts or less for a 24 volt battery (10 volts or less for a 12 volt battery). Alternatively, the 16 hour Condition Charge Procedure is the best Condition Charge program for recovering batteries that are not considered deeply discharged (OCV above 20 volts for a 24 volt battery and above 10 volts for a 12 volt battery).

 

Revision "N" also includes a Battery Maintenance Log, added to the back of the manual where the battery's annual capacity test results may be logged. To download the latest version of Concorde's Component Maintenance Manuals please visit: www.concordebattery.com/main_air_tech.php.

 

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