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EAST PALO ALTO, Calif., August 25, 2015 – Zendure (http://zendure.com), a Silicon Valley consumer electronics company, today announced that their flagship product, the Zendure A5 power bank with 16,000mAh capacity, was selected by Titan Airways, UK’s most prestigious charter airline specializing in VIP and corporate travel, to power the iPads in their EFB’s (electronic flight bags).
The electronic flight bag (EFB) is an information management device that helps flight crews perform flight management tasks more easily and efficiently with less paper. The electronic flight bag is the replacement of those documents in a digital format so it greatly reduces the burden for the pilots. Digitization of the flight bag improves ease of access to crucial flight information and greatly eliminates the burden of carrying a traditional flight bag, which can weigh up to 40 pounds or 18 kilograms.
“We have been searching for the right external battery for months, but it’s really hard to find one that meet all of our requirements,” said Mr. Andrew Taggart, Titan Airways Captain A320 EFB Manager & Administrator. “We needed an external battery that is not only reliable, durable, and well designed, but also can meet the most rigid safety standards in a flight environment, such as UN38.8, to provide power for the EFB for our pilots. Then we found Zendure.”
The Zendure A5 has much more going for it than just UN38.8 certification. Launched on Kickstarter in 2013, the Zendure A-Series stood out for its extreme durability andcrush-proof exterior. In the company’s Kickstarter video, Zendure Co-Founder and CEO Bryan Liu drives a sedan over the Zendure battery a few times while charging an iPhone. The project was one of the most successful battery projects on Kickstarter.
“It’s a great product, allowing us to get maximum utilization from our EFBs.” said Titan Airways A320 First Officer Oliver Pickstock, “It’s stylish and provides loads of power.”
One hundred Zendure A5 external batteries are now being used on a daily basis on all Titan Airways flights, providing power on the fly for the iPads in the EFB’s.
“It is truly an honor for us,” said Bryan Liu. “Titan Airways is one of the top charter airlines, and Zendure is a top external battery brand. It’s a perfect match. We are excited to be the exclusive external battery supplier for Titan Airways, and we are proud to be able to contribute to the flight industry.”
Zendure A5 Specifications
- 16000mAh capacity
- 5V/2.1A dual-USB total output with ZEN+ Technology
- Size: 5 x 2.9 x 0.94 inches (12.7 x 7.4 x 2.4 cm)
- Weight: 11.36 ounces (322 g)
- Charges most smartphones 5-7 times
- Charge-through capability
The Zendure A5 is available in silver on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and eBay with shipping worldwide. Zendure A5 is compatible with iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5, 4S, 4; Samsung Galaxy S6, S5, S4, S3, Note 4/3/2; iPad Air, 4, 3, 2, iPad Mini; Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Note 8; HTC One, EVO, Thunderbolt, Incredible, Droid DNA; Motorola ATRIX, Droid; Google Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and LG Optimus, among other devices.
Zendure USA Inc. was founded in 2013 by college friends Tom Haflinger and Bryan Liu. The company’s mission is to deliver top-quality consumer electronics that exceed expectations. The Zendure A-Series batteries are the company’s first products. Please visit www.zendure.com to learn more.
Tom Haflinger, Chief Marketing Officer
Zendure USA Inc.