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Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics to Distribute StartStick® and StartStick® Fleet Ground Power Units

WICHITA, Kan. — Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics today announced it has signed an agreement with Aviation Battery Systems, LLC to distribute the company’s StartStick® and StartStick® 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® lithium-ion cell chemistry. Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics’ True Blue Power® 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

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