July 18, 2014
Saft awarded contract from Gulfstream Aerospace
Saft, a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries, has been awarded two exclusive multi-year, multi-million-dollar supply contracts by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. Under the agreement, Saft will deliver Ultra Low Maintenance (ULM) technology batteries to Gulfstream Aerospace for two business jets, the Gulfstream G650 and Gulfstream G550. Deliveries for the contract, signed in late 2013, began in January. Saft will continue to supply its 5317CH-1, 21-cell CVH530KA ULM battery. The 5317CH-1 battery has proven successful since the aircraft’s certification in 1997. Since the technology was introduced in the Gulfstream GV, most new commercial and military aircraft have been developed and certified powered by Saft’s ULM batteries.