C&L Aerospace Gains EASA approval for new, SLA Battery.

C&L and Securaplane Technologies Develop STC for Sealed Lead Acid Battery.

C&L Aerospace, in partnership with Securaplane Technologies, a Meggitt PLC Company, is pleased to announce EASA approval for the Securaplane Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) Batteries for Saab 340 aircraft.

In August, both companies announced the battery’s Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) and it’s FAA approval. Now with EASA approval, the battery can be installed on Saab 340 Aircraft registered in Europe.

“We’ve had a lot of interest from our American customers for this product, so we are glad to now offer it to our European clients as well,” said Martin Cooper, Vice President of Sales for C&L Aerospace. “There are many cost savings in maintenance, shipping, installation, and operation with this battery.”

In conjunction with the STC, Securaplane and C&L have entered into an agreement that designates C&L as the worldwide Saab 340 Securaplane SLA Mainship battery distributor. The non-hazardous SLA batteries are a maintenance-free battery. They can directly replace existing Ni-cad batteries and offer superior hot and cold weather performance and the ability to recover from deep discharge.

C&L Aerospace, a division of C&L Aviation Group, has been in the aviation spare parts business since 1994 and has built its successful model from the knowledge that a “one-size-fits-all” approach does not suit most operators. The addition of the SLA battery further extends C&L’s ability to support customers with their unique needs and individual requirements anywhere in the world.

Securaplane, a Meggitt company since 2011, provides a complete range of power, motion, and security devices for aerospace. Their products are installed by major aircraft manufacturers including AgustaWestland, Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault, Embraer, Gulfstream, Hawker Beechcraft, and Sikorsky.

Headquartered in the UK, Meggitt PLC is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment components and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense, and energy markets.


C&L Aviation Group is an industry leader in servicing, maintaining, and supporting operators in the corporate and regional aviation industry. In addition to aircraft and engine sales and leasing programs, C&L offers parts support, heavy maintenance, interior refurbishment, aircraft teardown, disassembly services, and aircraft management. C&L is headquartered in Bangor, Maine, with international offices in Australia and Europe. www.cla.aero.