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PCA products

The ITW GSE state-of-the-art pre-conditioned air units supply fresh, clean air into parked aircraft at carefully monitored temperatures and provide a pleasant atmosphere for both crew and passengers.

The patented, specific modular design helps keep turnarounds on schedule and ensures maximum uptime.

The ITW GSE 3500 PCA

Get to know the ITW GSE 3500 PCA unit – this video gives you a super short overview of how the pre-conditioned air unit raises the bar on performance and efficiency.


Move your gate forward!

The 3500 PCA is much more than just a PCA. It's the centerpiece of EcoGate, a high-efficiency system of ITW GSE ground support units that work together intelligently. The 3500 hosts Intelligent Power Management (IPM), which allocates power to GPUs and PCAs dynamically, while ensuring that you never exceed your available power capacity at the gate.

Other technologies behind EcoGate and embedded in the 3500 PCA include Automated Aircraft Type Detection using VDGS or BMS solutions, stepless regulation via VFD technologies, and power sharing between other units.

Working together, these technologies not only transform existing terminal gates into truly modern systems, they also future-proof new facilities and allow airports to achieve efficiencies that can only be realized by linking gate equipment together into an integrated, intelligent system.

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Formerly known as AXA Power and Hobart

Looking familiar? The ITW GSE 3500 PCA is formerly sold under the AXA Power and the Hobart brands.

Read more about our brand history.

Regulation of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) Article 33

The European Parliament has revised the TEN-T guidelines to prioritize “increasing airport energy and operational efficiency”, and this affects airports’ usage of PCAs.

Article 33 states:

“Member States shall ensure that: (g) air transport infrastructure provides for pre-conditioned air supply to stationary aircraft.”

You can read more about the guidelines here.

EU regulation on PCAs in aviation

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