Saft new Skyzen™ batteries double maintenance intervals for the Airbus A320 aircraft Family

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw April 8, 2019 12:13

Saft new Skyzen™ batteries double maintenance intervals for the Airbus A320 aircraft Family

Saft Skyzen batteries that enable maintenance intervals to be doubled are now in service on the Airbus A320 aircraft Family.

The Skyzen batteries are the latest development in Saft’s ULM range of nickel-based aviation batteries that have a well-established track record with major aircraft and helicopter manufacturers. Offering the ideal combination of high performance and ultra-low maintenance requirements, the Skyzen enables significant reductions in the total cost of ownership (TCO) for the batteries. Typically, the Skyzen™ batteries will allow maintenance intervals to be extended from 1,000 up to 2,000 flight hours.

Since summer 2018, two 28Ah Skyzen rechargeable batteries are being fitted on Airbus’ A320 single-aisle jetliners. They will provide safe and reliable power to start the APU (Auxiliary Power Unit), as well as emergency backup for critical systems.

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw April 8, 2019 12:13