Piaggio Owners and Operators Gain More Cargo, More Useful Load With Weight-Saving Battery

Piaggio Owners and Operators Gain More Cargo, More Useful Load With Weight-Saving Battery

November 14, 2023


WICHITA, Kan. November 14, 2023 — True Blue Power, the world’s first company to engineer and FAA TSO certify lithium-ion main ship batteries for aviation, today announced its TB40 (40 amp-hour) Gen5 Lithium-ion Battery is available on the Piaggio Aerospace P.180 Avanti EVO. The TB40 provides reliable engine start and emergency power to the Italian-made turboprop twin aircraft. The spacious P.180 Avanti EVO can carry up to 7 passengers and delivers an increased range of up to 1,809 nautical miles without refueling. It features state-of-the-art aviation technology, including the TB40 lithium-ion aircraft battery.

“The True Blue Power TB40 cuts the P.180 Avanti EVO’s battery weight by 40 pounds. This significant weight savings means more cargo, more useful load and more fuel,” said Erik Ritzman, Vice President of OEM Sales and Support for True Blue Power. “The P.180 Avanti EVO represents a unique and innovative approach to turboprop aviation. It’s an honor to be part of its distinctive design.”

The True Blue Power battery delivers real-time state-of-charge and state-of-health information on demand and features a proprietary Battery Management System (BMS). It is the longest lasting, maintenance-free battery on the market, saving Piaggio operators time and money. The Gen5 battery does not require capacity checks and lasts 8 years—four times longer than lead acid or NiCad alternatives. This significant savings contributes to the aircraft’s overall lower operating cost, delivering a jet-like performance for around 30 percent less.

For more information about the Gen5 TB40 Lithium-ion Aircraft Battery, please contact Erik Ritzman at 316-630-0101 or visit truebluepowerusa.com.

About True Blue Power

True Blue Power specializes in the design and manufacturing of electrical power systems for the global aerospace industry. This includes USB and wireless chargers, power conversion products, emergency power supplies, and advanced lithium-ion batteries. Select products feature proprietary NanoPhosphate® lithium-ion battery technology, which offers stable chemistry, faster charging, consistent output, excellent cycle life and lower total cost of ownership. This translates into smaller, lighter products that are less than half the size and weight of existing battery solutions. True Blue Power supports business, commercial, defense, special mission, UAV, all-electric, hybrid-electric and eVTOL aircraft. For additional information, please visit truebluepowerusa.com.