Without regular maintenance, the extended idle period that the majority of aircraft are currently in will create problems for even new batteries. However, proper care can retain the life of your batteries and mitigate the need to replace them. So what are your options for Aircraft battery servicing?
Amongst the 70 per cent of the global fleet that is now grounded, there are a lot of different aircraft with batteries in a myriad of different states. Some old, some new, Lithium-ion, Nickel-cadmium, lead-acid, ect., and all of them will require different levels of maintenance or replacement during this lockdown period.
In this article, we will be taking you through Satair's aircraft battery servicing options, to ensure that you have the information that you need to make an educated decision regarding the servicing of your aircraft batteries.
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Regardless of the type and age of the batteries on your aircraft, if this lockdown period is extended any further, we would recommend that you consider some kind of aircraft battery maintenance or service. Typically, we advise that all batteries need to undergo at least a top charge beyond the 90-day idle period—of which many aircraft are now reaching. Beyond that, there are several options that you have at your disposal.
If you find that you are in a situation where you aircraft battery needs more than a top -charge, but are not fitted for conducting maintenance procedures, there are Battery Maintenance programmes that you can rely on to keep your batteries in working condition. We have authorised battery shops in the U.K, Florida, and Singapore, that can handle either scheduled or ad hoc maintenance.
Shipping of your aircraft batteries to and from your location is a no-hassle operation, which follows straightforward shipping certifications to ensure the safety of your batteries.
There are several aircraft battery service options to fit your specific needs, all of which comply with all CMM/OMM, FAA, EASA 145/Dual certification requirements:
While in some cases, it will be necessary to procure new aircraft batteries, by merely performing routine maintenance the cost comparison can be a difference between a few hundred Euro, and a few thousand. It’s the smart choice.
In some cases, the most advantageous and cost-effective option is to train your own workforce in proper aircraft battery servicing and maintenance. We specialise in offering training courses in the service all wet nickel-cadmium batteries manufactured by Saft and Marathon. While the process for our training programs has changed due to COVID-19, the training covers all aspects of aircraft battery servicing requirements.
Get the know-how you need in our Battery Maintenance training
In some situations, there won’t be a way to avoid procuring new batteries for your aircraft. Some aircraft out there are running batteries that are over ten years old. While in a normal operational period those batteries would still have plenty of life, we are coming up on three months of extended downtime—with no indication as to when aircraft can begin re-entering back into service. However, we are not in normal operational period, and thus the circumstance could create a problem for older batteries.
So in the case that you will need to procure new batteries or cells for your aircraft, we’ve got that covered. As aircraft parts specialists, we carried nearly every single battery and cell on the market, and we always keep a full stock.
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