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True Blue Power® signs agreement with Eurocopter to supply emergency power systems

WICHITA, Kan. — True Blue Power®, a division of Mid-Continent Instruments and manufacturer of advanced Friendly Lithium power management solutions, announced today a contract with Eurocopter Deutschland, a subsidiary of European Aeronautics Defense and Space Company (EADS), to provide the True Blue Power MD835 Emergency Power Supply (EPS) for the EC135 and EC145 T2 next generation civilian helicopters.

The MD835 is the industry’s first EPS to feature A123 Systems’ innovative Nanophosphate® lithium-ion chemistry. The cutting-edge battery technology 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.

“It is a great honor to have Eurocopter as our first European OEM customer for the MD835 Emergency Power Supply,” stated Tom Genovese, director of sales for Mid-Continent Instruments. “The MD835 was selected because of its high performance, low maintenance requirements, lower cost of ownership and a 63 percent weight savings over traditional lead-acid batteries. It clearly meets Eurocopter’s exceptional standards for performance and reliability.”

Eurocopter has a strong international presence with customers in over 147 countries, specializing in the manufacture of civil and military helicopters designed to fly faster, farther and more safely, while reducing fuel consumption, noise levels and particle emissions.

International growth is a strategic focus for Mid-Continent Instruments. The company anticipates an increase in European customer sales due to the success of the Eurocopter agreement. Mid-Continent Instruments is working toward EASA approval for aftermarket MD835 installations in a wide range of rotorcraft and fixed-wing applications.

For more information about the MD835 Emergency Power Supply, True Blue Power or custom power management solutions, contact Tom Genovese, director of sales, at 316-630-0101 or visit www.truebluepowerusa.com.

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