All-premium transatlantic carrier Silverjet is to be the first customer for a wireless emergency primary power system developed by UK-based STG Aerospace.

The system, which powers cabin emergency lighting, will be fitted on Silverjet's Boeing 767-200. The system is designed to cut costs by eliminating the maintenance schedule for emergency lighting systems. It comprises non-rechargeable, "fit-for-life" battery modules that replace conventional battery and charger packs.

"There is no need to maintain the batteries on a regular basis and their lifespan is extended years beyond that of conventional batteries," says STG.

The company claims the system could reduce costs for the industry by over a $1 billion a year. STG's other main product line is the SafTGlo photo-luminescent emergency floor-path marking system.

Source: Flight International