A350 XWB equipped with Saft lithium-ion battery systems

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 4 July 2008



(2008), "A350 XWB equipped with Saft lithium-ion battery systems", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 80 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/aeat.2008.12780dad.017



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A350 XWB equipped with Saft lithium-ion battery systems

Article Type: Equipment and software From: Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology: An International Journal, Volume 80, Issue 4

Saft, specialist in the design and manufacture of high-tech batteries for industry, announces that Airbus has chosen its lithium-ion battery systems as the starting and emergency power supply on the A350 aircraft.

After a co-operation on alkaline technologies since the origin of Airbus aircraft in the 1970s, Saft’s technical expertise and battery performances in the new technology led to this selection, which will enlarge the portfolio of available technologies for a suitable adaptation to each programme.

This will be the first programme in Airbus’ history to use this new battery system. This contract illustrates the successful adaptation of Saft’s 10+ years of research in advanced li-ion battery technology for specific, demanding applications.

The battery system claims a truly innovative solution and includes an integrated monitoring and charging system using proprietary Saft know-how in the relevant electrochemistry algorithms.

For further details, please contact: Saft, Tel.: +33 1 49 93 17 77, web site: www.saftbatteries.com

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