Aviator Finland introduces fully electrical chassis

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Aviator, a Nordic one-stop shop for aviation ground handling services, announces the introduction Vestergaard electrical chassis, able to carry a number of Ground support equipment (GSE) applications, such as water and lavatory carts, increasing the base’s operational capability and reducing Aviator’s environmental footprint.

Vestergaard Company’s fully electric 12 tonne chassis is equipped with a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery with enough capacity to drive up to approximately 50 km and operate for around 12 hours. The machine is composed of tried and tested high quality industrial, electronic components. Aviator has chosen the version with a fully enclosed cabin with heat and air-conditioning. The unit can also be delivered without doors in an open-configuration.

“We are delighted to take part in testing and using the new sustainable GSE from our partners of over 20 years’ Vestergaard. Our team has been trying out the unit since December 2020, and on April 1st 2021 it introduced to operations. So far, we are very happy with the performance and usability of the unit,” shared Aviator’s ramp manager Timo Karosvuo.

The introduction of this new GSE marks Aviator’s next step towards more sustainable and eco-friendly operations, under the company’s sustainability plan. Vestergaard electrical chassis allows Aviator to operate equipment in closed gate areas with zero emission, no small particle pollution, and with practically eliminated equipment noise.