About Us

If you are looking for experience and know-how in quality you have come to the right place.

A brief history of the Battery Shops

In 1972, battery pioneer Grady Lynn founded the first Battery Shop, Inc., as a battery distributor. By the mid 1970's he had 12 locations selling aircraft batteries across the country and began manufacturing his own PMA's. His goal was to design and build FAA-PMA emergency batteries and temperature sensors for all aircraft on the market. By the mid 1980's the Battery Shop, Inc., successfully acquired FAA-PMA’s for almost all of the nickel cadmium, lead acid, emergency battery packs and temperature sensors, and built over half of the aircraft batteries on the market at that time. In 1986 Grady sold the company to Van Duesen who later sold to Ryder-Aviall which then spun-off from Ryder, and became Aviall, Inc., currently owned by Boeing.

In 1994 Grady Lynn founded Aero Design / Battery Shop as a PMA design company and 145 repair shop.  In 2000 Grady sold both companies to Heico Aerospace.

In 2007, Grady Lynn formed Aircraft Battery Shop LLC. Aircraft Battery Shop has the same mission as the original company; to design and build FAA-PMA batteries and temperature sensors for all aircraft on the market today, and to develop new products for the benefit of our customers and the industry. In 2009 Grady Lynn Sold ABS to Mr. Jim Wilks II, an aviation business professional of over 30 years and retired from the airline industry.

Aircraft Battery Shop is ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100 certified.  We strive to bring the best quality and product to the market today!


Your satisfaction is our Number ONE priority!

Jim Wilks, President