Wilco has received FAA approval to modify its STC to convert Hawker Beechcraft Model G36s from existing lead acid batteries to Concorde Battery’s valve regulated sealed lead acid recombinant gas batteries.
The STC permits the replacement of the main battery alone, according to Wilco officials, who note the main battery is replaced with Concorde’s RG24-16.
According to Vice President Mike Hattrup, “Concorde’s valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) recombinant gas (RG) absorbed glass mat (AGM) technology has been proven as reliable, durable and safe for over 30 years. Its superior performance can be attributed to unique design features such as proprietary PolyGuard separators (an additional layer of protection against shorting, unique to Concorde) robust plate construction, over the cell wall intercell connections for reduced internal resistance and a commitment to quality standards.”
Wilco holds nine STCs allowing for battery installations on more than 450 different models of aircraft, including most Beech, Cessna and Piper piston and turboprop aircraft.
Wilco is an after-market distributor of aircraft parts, including Concorde Batteries, Lamar Technologies, LP Aero Plastics, PM Research, Rapco and Rapco and Rapco Fleet Support, and Whelen Lighting, in addition to maintaining more than 20,000 square feet of Piper surplus inventory.