Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics to Distribute StartStick(R) and StartStick(R) Fleet Ground Power Units


WICHITA, Kan. (February 19, 2018) — Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics today announced it has signed an agreement with Aviation Battery Systems, LLC to distribute the company’s StartStick(R) and StartStick(R) Fleet ground power units and accessories.

“This partnership will bring together Aviation Battery System’s innovative StartStick product line with Mid-Continent’s world-class knowledge, distribution and support,” said Todd Petersen, Chief Executive Officer of Aviation Battery Systems. “We are very excited to be a part of such a great team and are looking forward to using it to deliver value to our customers.”

StartStick and StartStick Fleet are the world’s first stowable, in-flight rechargeable ground power units. Ideal for rotorcraft and fixed-wing platforms, the 10-amp-hour and 14-amp-hour power supplies fit most aircraft ground power receptacles. They offer added convenience with their compact, cable-less design and multi-functional digital display. The brand’s signature red polymer case is impact, water and chemical resistant.

Manufactured in the United States, StartStick and StartStick Fleet’s dependable design and cutting-edge technology provide pilots with a safe, convenient and proven product.

StartStick Benefits

 – Durable and long lasting  – Lightweight  – Cable-less, compact design  – Portable  – Easy-to-read digital display  – Stowable  – 3 – 4 starts per charge  – Rechargeable in flight

StartStick ground power units are engineered with Nanophosphate(R) lithium-ion cell chemistry. Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics’ True Blue Power(R) product line utilizes this proprietary technology in select products, including lithium-ion aviation batteries and emergency power supplies. The advanced Nanophosphate cell chemistry delivers smaller, lighter products that are less than half the size and weight of existing solutions.

For more information about StartStick and StartStick Fleet ground power units, pricing and distribution details, visit Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics’ booth C4239 during HAI Heli-Expo, contact David Copeland, Director of Sales, at 316-630-0101 or visit mcico.com.

About Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics manufactures and repairs aircraft instruments, avionics and power solutions for the general aviation industry. Services at the Wichita, Kan., facility include custom design, manufacturing, overhaul/exchange and repair. The company’s Van Nuys, Calif. facility provides new instrument sales and is the top-rated instrument overhaul shop on the West Coast. Mid-Continent products are found in most Cessna-built aircraft and Hawker Beechcraft’s line of Bonanzas, Barons and King Airs. Other key customers include Garmin International, Cirrus, Diamond, Piper, Robinson Helicopter Co., Vulcanair, Eurocopter and Bell Helicopter. For more information, visit mcico.com.

About True Blue Power True Blue Power, a division of Mid-Continent Instrument Co., Inc., specializes in the custom design and manufacture of power solutions for the global aerospace industry, including USB charging ports, inverters, converters, emergency power supplies and advanced lithium-ion batteries. Select products feature proprietary Nanophosphate(R) lithium-ion battery technology, which offers stable chemistry, faster charging, consistent output, excellent cycle life and superior cost performance — this translates into smaller, lighter products that are less than half the size and weight of existing solutions. For additional information, please visit truebluepowerusa.com.

About Aviation Battery Systems, LLC Aviation Battery Systems, LLC designs and manufactures Lithium based energy storage solutions for aviation. ABS’s battery management technology led to the development of the StartStick, the world’s first stowable and in-flight rechargeable emergency start battery. Located in Chandler, AZ, ABS is comprised of technical and business professionals with over 40 years of combined industry experience. For additional information, please visit www.start-stick.com.

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