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Ground Power Units From Falcon Airside
Category: Ground Support Equipment | 14/05/2010 - 08:12:38
Due to the high volume of ground power unit (GPU) manufacturers, unit costs are very competitive making it a buyers market. GPU manufacturers in Asia are demonstrating GPU equipment can be manufactured at incredibly low costs whilst meeting international quality standards.
Aviation Ground Power Unit
Falcon Airside are able to supply a wide range of high quality aviation ground power unit products. GPUs provide electrical power for aircraft on the ground and are available as truck mounted, towable and airbridge mounted units. Truck mounted and towable units are very effective on smaller and low volume airfields as one unit can be used wherever it is required reducing the need to purchase more ground power units. Airbridge units are more suited for larger airports as they can be put into operation as soon as the aircraft reaches the terminal, reducing turn around time.
Of the GPUs Falcon Airside supply, customers can choose from diesel driven GPUs and frequency converter units. There are many differences between the two unit types and as such they are suitable for different levels of usage and for different airfields.
Diesel GPU products are generally lower cost items and are simple to maintain. The downside of the diesel powered units is, the emissions they produce. This can be a sticking point as, in the current environmental situation airports are trying to find any way to reduce their carbon footprint. The frequency converter units are a good choice for this purpose. They run cleaner than diesel units but are initially more expensive.
The vast choice of ground power units available from Falcon Airside should mean you will be able to find GPU suited to your requirements.