In collaboration with manufacturers, Goldhofer, Guinault and Rheinmetall, Flite Line is showcasing the latest generation of battery-electric ground handling systems.
Goldhofer’s American subsidiary, Flite Line, plans to showcase all-electric aircraft tow tractors and battery-operated ground power and air start units at this year’s GSE Expo being held in Las Vegas in October. It will also showcase Goldhofer’s PHOENIX E – the all-electric towbarless aircraft tractor. Also making its debut in Vegas is the emission-free brand new Rheinmetall eMSU air start unit. The all-electric unit can be recharged from any electric vehicle charging station or regular power grid interface.
Energy required for aircraft on the ground is delivered by Guinault’s all-electric EGA 180 battery ground power unit (GPU) with up to 180kVA output. It provides mobile exhaust-free power for aircraft up to B777 even under the toughest operating conditions. The E-GPU’s unique design is based on five years of data gathering from Guinault diesel GPUs worldwide.
Flite Line is celebrating its jubilee anniversary this year having served customers in the North and South American markets with a portfolio of airport and transport equipment for fifty years.
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