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Securaplane Technologies obtains FAA STCs for sealed lead acid mainship batteries

Product announcement: Securaplane Technologies obtains FAA STCs for sealed lead acid mainship batteries.

October, 11 2017 - Meggitt PLC ("Meggitt")

TUCSON, Arizona – Securaplane Technologies, a Meggitt Company has obtained three separate FAA Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) authorizing installation of sealed lead acid (SLA) mainship batteries on Saab, Bombardier and Pilatus aircraft. The STCs were obtained under a teaming arrangement with AeroMech Incorporated, an FAA delegated STC Organizational Design Authority.

SLA batteries are frequently chosen to replace existing NiCad batteries because they are maintenance free; have superior hot and cold weather performance; can recover from deep discharge and are considered non-hazardous.

“We have had an excellent experience with Securaplane’s SLA batteries on our Hawker and Pilatus business aircraft”, said Rusty Hessler, Director of Maintenance at Business Aviators in Casper WY. “Sealed lead acid batteries can be returned to a full charge on wing with no danger of thermal runaway, are simple to reblock, have long intervals between maintenance checks and experience long service life – we have experienced up to five years before reblocking.

In May 2017, Securaplane received ST02530SE for the installation of two 9750W0538 batteries on the Saab 340A / 340B aircraft.

In August 2017, Securaplane received ST02552SE for the installation of three 9750W0670-18 batteries on the Bombardier DHC-8-400 (Q400) aircraft.

AeroMech is currently transferring SA02566SE to Securaplane for the installation of one 9750W0538 mainship battery on the Pilatus PC-12/45/47 aircraft and two 9750W0538 mainship batteries on the Pilatus PC-12/47E aircraft.

The system will be demonstrated at the NBAA show on 10 to 12 October (booth #C6627).

For further information contact:

Kate Moss
Group Head of Communications
Meggitt PLC
Tel: +44 (0) 1202 597 597

About Meggitt PLC

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, this international group operates in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialised extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, defence and energy. Meggitt employs approximately 11,000 people at over 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.


Securaplane, a Meggitt company, based in Tucson, AZ, is a leading supplier of avionics products for business, commercial, and military aircraft including airborne video cameras, security systems, emergency and main ship batteries, battery chargers, inverters, and wireless control systems. With extensive technical capabilities and industry experience, Securaplane works with airframe manufacturers and operators. Our products are installed by major OEMs including Leonardo, Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault, Embraer, Gulfstream, Beechcraft, and Sikorsky. or call: +1 520 297 0844

About AeroMech Incorporated

AeroMech Incorporated, an FAA STC ODA, specializes in aircraft engineering and certification services, including RVSM, for aircraft OEMs, modification shops, and owner/operators. Since its inception in 1995, AeroMech has completed over 175 STCs, 450 flight-tests, and successfully certified more than 7,500 commercial, military and business aircraft through 19 regulatory agencies worldwide. For more information, visit or call +1 425.252.3236.

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