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Fountain Hills, AZ - Feb 26, 2024 - The popular StartStick line of portable ground power units (GPU) has found utilization with a growing range of leading global aircraft models.

Aviation Battery Systems (ABS), manufacturer of the StartStick, reports that over the past year, operators of Airbus H145 and H135, Leonardo Helicopters AW139, NH-90, AW169, Bell 412EPX and 429 as well as some of the most popular business and charter fixed wing models have all chosen StartStick.

“We’re pleased to assist an ever wider group of aircraft types and operators,”  states ABS Global Business Director Paul Ross, Jr.  “Since introduction in 2014, the StartStick has revolutionized Ground Power Unit options for rotary and fixed wing clients globally.”

And StartStick sees utilization on variety of military platforms including the Boeing CH-47 series, Sikorsky UH-60, Airbus UH-72, the U.S. Navy’s new TH-73A training helicopter as well as U.S. Air Force Pilatus U-28A.

The company also announced it has now delivered over 2,500 StartStick GPU units worldwide over the past decade. 

ABS’ industry-leading rugged, lightweight GPU’s provide benefits to a wide range of fixed and rotary wing aircraft models.

With weights ranging just 10 to 20 pounds and a compact design, StartStick GPU’s allow ease of field and ramp operations as well as maximum aircraft reliability. 

Remote starts, database/avionics updates and compressor washes are readily accomplished with StartStick.

StartStick portable power provides multiple starts of single and twin-engine helicopters or fixed wing aircraft before recharge, expanding options for smaller field and remote operations.

“This cutting edge approach to power and small size means portability even in a small helicopter or general aviation fixed wing aircraft,” states Ross.  “These benefits allow ground power anywhere in a flight plan, mitigating a battery failure or for everyday ramp use.”

And with StartStick GPU power, aircraft engineers understand starts are cooler and faster, causing less wear on the engine.  First starts of the day using StartStick enhance main aircraft battery performance, meaning longer service life and lower aircraft operating cost.

StartStick proudly serves aerial applicators, air medical, corporate, fire/utility and airborne law enforcement programs. 

The standard GPU/NATO power port connector supports a range of new and legacy aircraft.  And each StartStick comes with an industry-leading comprehensive two-year warranty.

ABS’ newest offering, the 20 amp-hour StartStick 20, allows ease of field and ramp operations as well as maximum aircraft applicability.

Activity with the StartStick 20 over the past year expanded into fixed base support.  “The StartStick 20 allows FBO’s and operators improved efficiencies and self-reliance with the latest in Ground Support Equipment (GSE) at all hours on the ramp,” adds Ross.

Fixed base operators and aircraft owners traditionally rely on heavy, non-portable wheeled GPU’s, slowing operations and restricting flights to fields where this support is available.

 “Meeting the need for modern, effective ground power applications is our unwavering focus at StartStick,” adds Ross. 

Visit StartStick at Booth 1136 during Heli Expo 2024 in Anaheim, Calif., 27-29 February 2024.

For additional information, visit www.Start-Stick.com

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