True Blue Power, a manufacturer of lithium-ion aircraft batteries, has introduced fifth-generation main-ship batteries called True Blue Power Gen5.

The company says the batteries, which weigh less than traditional ones, are engineered to address lead-acid and NiCad challenges. The True Blue Power Gen5s eliminate expensive battery maintenance, frequent capacity checks, low-voltage operational delays and the majority of battery-related aircraft-on-ground situations.

The Gen5 engine-start batteries communicate real-time state-of-charge and state-of-health data. Battery configurations are programmed for specific aircraft.