Mid-Continent Instruments’ work to expand its international business seems to be paying off.
The company has secured a contract with Eurocopter Deutschland to provide emergency power supply units for EC135 and EC145 civilian helicopters.
The units are from Mid-Continents’ new division, called TrueBlue Power, which is developing power management units using lithium-ion chemistry. The units were chosen because they offer high performance, low maintenance, lower cost of ownership and a 63 weight savings over traditional lead-acid batteries, the company said.
“It is a great honor to have Eurocopter as our first European OEM customer for the MD835 Emergency Power Supply,” Mid-Continent director of sales Tom Genovese said in a statement.
Eurocopter Deutschland is a subsidiary of European Aeronautics Defense and Space Company, or EADS.