Dallas Avionics Signs Distribution Agreement with Avion Power
Dallas Avionics is now a distributor of Avion Power’s Voyager Power Source. The Voyager is designed to start aircraft engines and provide auxiliary power. On a single charge, a Voyager provides 10 or more turbine engine starts, powers on-board electronics for an hour, or provides a combination of auxiliary power and starting power. Voyager is available in 10Ah and 20Ah capacities that weigh 9 or 15 pounds, respectively; they can be stowed on-board and recharged in-flight. Voyager’s useful life is approximately ten years or 2000 charge cycles; self-discharge is less than 3% per month; it has no memory; and it is maintenance-free.
“The portability and design of the Voyager battery offers both rotorcraft and fixed wing aircraft operators a convenient way to power aircraft,” says Dallas Avionics vice president of Sales, Scott Davis. “The products we offer to our customers need to be economical, practical and add value to operators. The Avion Power Voyager meets all our criteria.”
The Voyager Power Source incorporates Avion Power’s Modular Battery System, developed for the U.S. Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. The Modular Battery System received an airworthiness release and has been the main battery in the 160th SOAR’s MH-47 Chinook helicopters since 2010. Avion Power launched the Voyager in 2014 to address demand in the commercial aviation market for powerful, lightweight, portable auxiliary and emergency power.
Voyager’s capacity options offer power solutions for multiple starts and/or auxiliary power on nearly all helicopters including the Agusta 139 and Airbus H225 Superpuma, which are heavily used by the offshore oil industry. Voyager batteries are also appropriate for many fixed-wing aircraft including Pilatus, Quest, Cessna, Cirrus, King Air, and De Havilland.
“We are enthusiastic about our partnership with Dallas Avionics,” says Richard Gray of Avion Power. “Dallas Avionics has developed excellent relationships with all segments of the commercial aviation industry and has a long history of supplying innovative products. Dallas Avionics’ direct sales capability sets the company apart because customers get the benefit of hands-on experience and live demonstrations of Avion Power products.”