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Concorde Aircraft Battery Press Releases

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


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


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


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


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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
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.


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


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


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


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


7-20-15 Concorde Battery Announces New Batteries and Certified Installations: Dassault Falcon 7X & CASA 212 Drop In Replacements!
The new RG-616, 6 Ah, 24 volt battery and Concorde's popular RG-380E/40B, RG-380E/44 or RG-380E/46 have been appproved to replace the original equipment nickel-cadmium battery on EADS CASA 212 with ST04178AT and Concorde's RG-390E/KH heated battery now replaces the original equipment battery on Dassault 7X aircraft with STC ST04185AT. Additionally, Concorde has released the new and TSO approved RG-380E/53 (24V, 53 Ah), RG-332 (24V, 44 Ah) and RG-380E/40D (24V, 38Ah).


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


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


7-13-15 Aerobatic Superstars! Free Poster Signings at AirVenture Hosted by Concorde Battery Corporation - Booth 2053, Hangar B
Concorde Battery Corporation is pleased to host Aerobatic Superstars throughout this year's EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Please join us for daily "Meet & Greet" opportunities with Aerobatics' biggest names and have a personalized poster signed for free.


4-22-15 Concorde Battery Presents Tips & Techniques for Aircraft Battery Airworthiness at Sun 'n Fun
Concorde Battery will present "Lead Acid Aircraft Battery Airworthiness" during Sun 'n Fun at the CFAA Building on the Sun 'n Fun grounds


4-22-15 Meet the Superstars of Aerobatic Performers Hosted by Concorde Battery Corporation - Booth B050 & B051
Concorde Battery Corporation is pleased to host Aerobatic Superstars at Sun N Fun in Lakeland, FL. Please join us for daily "Meet and Greet" opportunities with Aerobatics' biggest names and take home a poster signed by your favorite performers - free!


8-1-14 AC & DC Powered Heated Concorde RG® Series Batteries Optimizing Performance and Convenience for Cold Weather Operators
Cold temperatures increase the internal resistance which decreases a battery`s capacity and slows the battery`s ability to accept charge current. In order to maximize battery performance, Concorde has developed heated batteries in our most popular sizes to mitigate these problems.


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7-31-14 Concorde Battery Drop in Replacement STCs for Embraer 500 and 505
Phenom 100 (EMB 500) and Phenom 300 (EMB 505) operators are currently getting less than desired life out of their original equipment batteries and complaining of increased battery maintenance. To satisfy customer demands, Concorde developed FAA STCs SA01633WI and SA01703WI for drop in replacements with Concorde Sealed Lead Acid batteries.


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7-30-14 Aircraft Battery Capacity Test Adjustment – Concorde Battery Tech Bulletin No. 14
Concorde Battery Corporation`s Component Maintenance Manual (CMM) 5-0171 states that Capacity Check intervals are general recommendations suitable for most applications. The intervals may be adjusted for a specific aircraft or fleet once the average battery life is established. How does one establish the average battery life?

Concorde has released Technical Bulletin No. 14 - “Capacity Check Interval Adjustment” available at www.concordebattery.com. This bulletin gives guidance on how to establish average battery life and adjust capacity test intervals in accordance with that life. Capacity tests are the only accurate means of quantifying a battery`s state of health and verifying airworthiness. A battery capacity of 80% or more is considered airworthy by the FAA and is required in order to supply essential power in the event of an alternator or generator failure. Aircraft that are flown under the same environmental conditions, follow the same operating patterns and are configured with the same electrical systems can extend their capacity test intervals based on previous battery life.



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7-29-14 Concorde Battery Higher Power RG-380E/46 Series Batteries Receive TSO Approval:
Drop in replacement for RG-380E/44 Series

Concorde Battery Corporation announces TSO approval of the RG-380E/46 battery series. The RG-380E/46 series batteries have more power at the same weight and in the same dimensions as the popular RG® Series RG-380E/44 batteries.


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7-28-14 Meet the Superstars of Aerobatic Performers
Hosted by Concorde Battery Corporation - Airventure Booth 2053

Concorde Battery Corporation is pleased to host Aerobatic Superstars throughout this year`s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Please join us for daily “Meet and Greet” opportunities with Aerobatics’ biggest names and have a personalized poster signed.


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7-28-14 Concorde Battery RG-641 Receives TSO Approval
The newest addition to Concorde’s RG® Series of Valve Regulated Sealed Lead Acid aircraft batteries, the RG-641, has received TSO Approval.


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3-26-14 Superstars of Aerobatic Performers at Sun 'n Fun!
Meet your favorite aerobatic performer up close and personal!

Concorde is please to announce that several popular airshow performers will be in our booth at Sun 'n Fun signing posters of their amazing performances captures on camera.

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8-21-13 EASA ESTC for Single & Dual Lead Acid Battery Installation onEurocopter AS350 B, BA, B1, B2 & B3
Concorde is pleased to announce that Airlift AS of Norway hasreceived EASA approval for ESTC 10044362 allowing for single and dual battery installationsof Concorde’s Sealed Lead Acid RG-350 or RG-355 battery on Eurocopter AS350B, -BA, -B1,-B2 and B3 models. The ESTC is now available through Concorde Battery Corporation’sworldwide network of distributors.


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8-3-13 Concorde Now Original Equipment on ALL 24V New Production Piper Aircraft
In 2012 the evolution began by Piper Aircraft, Inc. upgrading Mirage, Matrix and Seneca models to Concorde batteries. Concorde is pleased to announce Piper has completed the transition and Concorde batteries are now the Original Equipment battery on all 24 Volt new production aircraft


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8-2-13 Argentine, Brazilian, Canadian & EASA Validations Released for Popular Concorde Battery STCs
Concorde continues to expand STC coverage with several new International Validations for popular STCs including the NEW Viking DHC-6 and AW-139.


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8-1-13 Concorde RG-224 Excels in High Cyclic Helicopter Operations
Concorde designed the RG-224, 24 Ah, RG® Series (recombinant gas) helicopter battery to fulfill a demand for a higher capacity battery on the Bell LongRanger and has received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback. Numerous LongRanger operators have converted to the RG-224, using Falcon Crest’s STC SR09069RC, to reduce engine wear and increase battery life.


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7-31-13 Higher Capacity Battery Now Available for Agusta A119 & AW119 MKII
Concorde is pleased to announce recently certified FAA STC SA01703WI to replace the original Nickel-Cadmium or RG-407 battery with the NEW higher capacity RG-427 battery on Agusta A119 and AW119 MKII.


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7-30-13 Concorde Battery Announces New Higher Capacity and Heated RG® Series Batteries
Concorde is pleased to have released several NEW Batteries: RG-380E/46, RG-427, RG-641 and the RG-380E/44 heated series.


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7-29-13 Concorde Battery Discontinues CB (Dry Charged) Battery Line
Concorde’s high standards have resulted in sealed lead acid battery technology that provides more efficiency, more power and more convenience than traditional flooded battery technology. This led to an escalating shift in customer’s preference for a sealed RG® Series battery over the CB flooded battery type. As a result, the decline in flooded battery demand dramatically increased manufacturing costs to produce the CB product line. For years, out of respect to loyal flooded battery customers, Concorde continued to manufacture CB batteries despite decreasing demand and increased costs. As a quality company and after serious consideration, Concorde decided it was in our customer’s best interest to discontinue the CB flooded battery line. This decision was based on the proven superior performance of RG® Series batteries and not wanting to sell an older technology at increased prices.


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8-29-12 Concorde Battery named Product of the Year: Best Aircraft Battery By The Aviation Consumer
The Aviation Consumer has named Concorde Product of the Year for Best Aircraft Battery. As an independent publisher, The Aviation Consumer is free to report their unbiased opinions of aircraft products and accessories based on independent test results and end user surveys. The monthly magazine’s surveys of aircraft battery users are published annually and Concorde Battery Corporation has continued to outperform like technologies and increase market share for many years

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7-27-12 Concorde Battery Chosen as Original Equipment for New Production Piper Aircraft –Mirage, Matrix, & Seneca
Concorde Battery is proud to announce that Piper Aircraft, Inc. has selected Concorde batteries for new production Mirage, Matrix, and Seneca aircraft.




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7-26-12 Bombardier Challenger 600 Series Aircraft STC Approved to Install Concorde’s RG-380E/44L and NEW RG-223 Batteries
Concorde is pleased to announce FAA approval of STC ST01646WI for the Bombardier CL-600-2B16, CL-600-2B19, CL-600-2C10, & CL-600-2D24 to convert from nickel-cadmium or existing lead acid to Concorde’s valve regulated sealed lead acid recombinant gas (RG®) batteries.


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7-25-12 Concorde Battery Approves New Battery Maintainers, Battery Capacity Tester/Charger and Battery Charger for Use with RG® Series Batteries
Concorde Battery has approved the BC-8000 (Battery Charger and Capacity Tester), BC-9000 (25 Amp Battery Charger) and BatteryMINDer 12V and 24V versions for use on all RG® Series Batteries.


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7-24-12 Concorde Battery Announces NEW RG-325 The Original Equipment Battery on Robinson`s R66
Concorde Battery has developed a new lighter weight aircraft battery for turbine applications. The new RG-325 is 25 AH and FAA-TSO authorized. RG-325 was specifically constructed for turbine starting applications with the goal of a lighter weight, durably constructed battery that could sustain multiple turbine engine starts.


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7-23-12 Concorde Battery Receives QPL Approval for F-16 Aircraft Batteries
Concorde Battery Corporation’s F-16 Pre-Block 40 and Block 40/50 aircraft batteries have been approved for the Qualified Product Listing.


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7-20-12 Concorde Battery STC Receives Approval for ATR 42 / 72 Series Aircraft
Concorde’s STC ST03930AT, replaces the nickelcadmium main battery with Concorde’s RG-380E/44 and the nickel-cadmium emergency battery with Concorde’s RG-42. EASA approval (ESTC 10038867) and Transport Canada Approval (5010-0-11-0676) have also been received.


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7-19-12 Boeing has Approved Concorde RG-150-1 & RG-150-2 Battery Packs for Boeing 717 & MD-90
Concorde Battery is pleased to announce that Boeing has approved Concorde’s RG-150-1 & RG-150-2 battery packs as alternative IRS standby power supplies for Boeing models 717 and MD-90 Series.


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7-18-12 DHC-6 Twin Otter STC SA03971AT Approved to Install Concorde Batteries
Concorde is pleased to have the RG-380E/60L selected as the Original Equipment battery for Viking Air Limited new production DHC-6-400 aircraft. Concorde is also pleased to announce FAA approval of STC SA03971AT to replace nickel-cadmium main and auxiliary batteries on DHC-6-1, DHC-6-100, DHC-6-200, and DHC-6-300 vintage aircraft.


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5-17-12 Concorde Battery’s Phenom 100 STC Receives Brazilian Validation
Concorde is pleased to announce that the popular Embraer 500 (Phenom 100) FAA approved STC SA01633WI has received ANAC validation in Brazil.


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5-11-12 Concorde Battery Announces Agusta AW139 STC with US, Canadian and Brazilian Validations to replace Nickel Cadmium with Sealed Lead Acid Batteries
Concorde Battery is pleased to announce AW139 FAA approved STC SR03072NY, Transport Canada approved STC SH11-47 and Brazil ANAC STC 2012S04-04* replacing the standard nickel cadmium batteries with Concorde’s Sealed Lead Acid Recombinant Gas (RG®), Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries.


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2-9-12 RG-224 Higher Capacity Option for the Bell LongRanger
Concorde Battery Announces the Higher Capacity RG-224 as a Certified Replacement for the Bell LongRanger

RG-224 Product Page with Specifications
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10/7/11 - Concorde Battery Announces Six New STC`s
Concorde has received STC and PMA approvals for ATR 42/72 Series, Boeing 737-600, -700, -800, -900 Series, Bombardier DHC-8-100, -200, -300, -400 Series, Embraer EMB-500 (Phenom 100), MD Helicopters MD-900, and FAA-PMA approval for Learjet 40/45 emergency battery.


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09/11 Concorde Battery Excels in Aviation Consumer Comparison Study
Concorde batteries were put to the test by Aviation Consumer, an independent publication that reports unbiased results on product performance.

Full Aviation Consumer Article
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3/28/11- New Parasitic Load Test Adaptor from Concorde
New Parasitic Load Test Adaptor from Concorde
Concorde Battery Corporation has released a new Parasitic Load Test Adaptor (PLTA) to measure the parasitic load / drain on aircraft batteries when the master switch is off and the aircraft is inactive.


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12/3/10- RG-12LSA Light Sport Aircraft Battery Shipping Now
RG-12LSA is a small, lightweight sealed valve regulated lead acid battery for experimental and new Type Certified aircraft. This RG® Series battery incorporates Concorde’s recombinant gas technology installed on various types of commercial, military and private aircraft for engine cranking.

RG-12LSA Product Page with Specifications
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7/28/10 - Concorde Battery Receives Technical Standard Order C173 Authorization for Additional Turbine Engine Starting Batteries
Concorde Battery Corporation has received Technical Standard Order C173 (TSO-C173) authorization for eight additional aircraft batteries.

Concorde Battery`s Full List of TSO Products
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7/23/10 - Concorde Tips to Help Preserve the Life of your Battery
Concorde recently issued Technical Bulletin No. 10 “Parasitic Drain” in response to questions throughout the aviation community about the effect of parasitic drain on battery state of charge.


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08/24/09 - Concorde Battery Announces New AC 23-27 for Aircraft Battery Installation
The FAA has just made changing a battery a little simpler for many aircraft owners

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3/30/09 - Concorde Battery Announces Release of New BC-5000 Battery Capacity Tester
Loaded with failsafe features and designed for operator safety, BC-5000 Battery Capacity Tester has been market tested and approved for use by various aviation maintenance technician groups and private pilots as important equipment for any maintenance facility – commercial, military, and civilian.

BC-5000 Product Page
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05/01/08- RG-400E/13 Receives TSO Authorization
Concorde Battery Corporation aircraft battery part number RG-400E/13 has received Technical Standard Order C173 (TSO-C173) authorization.

RG-400E/13 Product Page with Specifications
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11/28/06- Concorde Battery Corporation Lithium Ion Aircraft Battery Selected for US Navy
Initial prototype batteries will be tested by the Navy for electrical performance, safety, and abuse tolerance.


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