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True Blue Power lithium-ion battery provides engine start and emergency power to Piaggio P.180 Avanti EVO

True Blue Power Press Release | November 14, 2023

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The P.180 Avanti EVO can carry up to seven passengers and delivers an increased range of up to 1,809 nautical miles without refuelling. True Blue Power Photo

True Blue Power, the world’s first company to engineer and certify lithium-ion main ship batteries for aviation under a Federal Aviation Administration technical standard order, announced its TB40 (40 amp-hour) Gen5 Lithium-ion Battery is available on the Piaggio Aerospace P.180 Avanti EVO.

The TB40 provides reliable engine start and emergency power to the Italian-made turboprop twin aircraft. The P.180 Avanti EVO can carry up to seven passengers and delivers an increased range of up to 1,809 nautical miles without refueling. It features state-of-the-art aviation technology, including the TB40 lithium-ion aircraft battery.  

“The True Blue Power TB40 cuts the P.180 Avanti EVO’s battery weight by 40 pounds. This significant weight savings means more cargo, more useful load and more fuel,” said Erik Ritzman, vice-president of OEM sales and support for True Blue Power.

“The P.180 Avanti EVO represents a unique and innovative approach to turboprop aviation. It’s an honor to be part of its distinctive design.”  

The True Blue Power battery delivers real-time state-of-charge and state-of-health information on demand and features a proprietary battery management system (BMS). It is the longest lasting, maintenance-free battery on the market, saving Piaggio operators time and money.

The Gen5 battery does not require capacity checks and lasts eight years — four times longer than lead acid or NiCad alternatives. This significant savings contributes to the aircraft’s overall lower operating cost, delivering a jet-like performance for around 30 per cent less.  

This press release was prepared and distributed by True Blue Power.

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