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Türkiye’s Aspilsan Energy leads in aviation battery innovation, production

Türkiye's Aspilsan Energy leads in aviation battery innovation, production Aspilsan Campus in Kayseri, Turkey, Oct. 25, 2021. (AA Photos)
By Anadolu Agency
Jun 25, 2024 4:41 PM

Aspilsan Energy, established with donations from philanthropists in Kayseri to meet the battery needs of the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF), designs and produces batteries for over 40 different types of aircraft, helicopters, UAVs and UCAVs.

According to a written statement from Aspilsan Energy, production ranges from lithium-ion rechargeable cylindrical cells to Ni-Cd batteries, covering a wide range of products from radio batteries to aviation and helicopter batteries.

Aspilsan Energy, the first and only company in Türkiye producing Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd) aircraft batteries, started its activities in the early 1990s under the CN-235 Casa Transport Aircraft Project and continued with the localization of batteries for air platforms in the TAF inventory, focusing on R&D and technology development in the aviation battery sector.

The batteries installed in C-130 aircraft in 1999 by Aspilsan Energy still maintain their quality over the years.

Ahmet Turan Ozdemir, General Manager of Aspilsan Energy, recalled that during the renewal works carried out domestically and nationally in C-130 aircraft in Kayseri in 1999, their batteries were updated with Aspilsan Energy batteries.

Ozdemir stated that within the framework of these renewal works, which are an important step in reducing external dependency, the same batteries have been performing their duties as they did on the first day for 25 years.

Ozdemir noted that Aspilsan Energy has become a center of aviation battery excellence, designing and producing batteries for over 40 different types of aircraft, helicopters, UAV and UCAVs, meeting the needs of various institutions, primarily the TSK, thanks to its recent development activities.

“With high-security sensitivities and years of accumulated knowledge in the aviation sector, coupled with serious R&D efforts, Aspilsan Energy occupies a unique and special position in the industry. Especially in the last five years, with the rapid growth momentum and the acquisition of international certifications such as EASA and AS 9100, aircraft and helicopter battery design and production have started in the civil aviation market, particularly with Turkish Airlines.”

“In addition, battery systems for all aircraft developed in Türkiye, including Kaan, Hurjet, and Hurkus aircraft, Gokbey and Atak II helicopters, and Anka and Aksungur UAVs, as well as projects conducted by TAI, are designed and developed by Aspilsan Energy,” he added.

Ozdemir emphasized that Aspilsan Energy, with its developed battery power groups, is a strategic institution capable of designing and producing advanced aviation batteries not only in Türkiye but also worldwide.

He highlighted that Aspilsan Energy, with its EASA Part 21 certification equivalent to FAA, distinguishes itself from many global aviation companies with its quality systematics and flawless presentation of products to stakeholders.

Last Updated:  Jun 25, 2024 4:41 PM