search success chat google-plus telephone multimedia youtube linkedin instagram right-arrow mobile-phone
Support
preloader

July 18, 2019

Too good to be true? Simply silent ITW GSE 7400 GPU

Editor Tom Allett reports on Frankfurt Airport’s increasing use of electrical power in the June 2019 edition of Airports International. In the article, Boris Weber, Project Manager for Ground Services, mentions that a person from the ground handling team one day reported that a GPU wasn’t working..

Actually it was working, but the ground handler had not realised that it was a battery unit. It did neither make the noise nor emitted the fumes that a diesel unit would have done.
Isn’t that promising for all those ground handlers that each and every day are exposed to noise and exhaust fumes in excess??? We think so.

As previous news shows, Frankfurt Airport is a front runner when it comes to green initiatives. Already in 2008/2009 they started out and ever since they have been  eager to get battery driven ground support equipment – even before a product was on the market. Boris Weber explains that Fraport often has had to approach manufacturers and ask them to build this or that equipment. It therefore was natural for Fraport to buy some of the very first battery driven GPUs from ITW GSE that has now been in operation since the Autumn of 2018.

If you have not yet had the chance to read the very informative article by Tom Allett, you  may find it here.

More news

Jul 31, 2019, posted in News

Vote for a greener tomorrow!

We have submitted our ground-breaking eGPU for the Inter Airport Excellence Awards – let’s go green on ground and reduce emissions in airports! Help...

Jul 22, 2019, posted in News

Power To Lyon Airport

To ensure a smooth 400 Hz supply to all stands, Lyon airport will soon replace their 5 semi-centralized systems by 20 pcs of 90...

Jul 03, 2019, posted in News

Re-certification according to the ISO 9001 quality norm

For quite some years, both ITW GSE facilities have been certified according to the ISO 9001 quality norm, however as independent business units. But...

Jun 24, 2019, posted in News

Our Russian distributor, AEGE Company, had a seminar focusing on ITW GSE products

AEGE Company has successfully held their first training seminar, and this is a notable event for ITW GSE too, as AEGE had naturally chosen...