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Title: Electric Ground Support Equipment at Airports

Abstract

Airport ground support equipment (GSE) is used to service airplanes between flights. Services include refueling, towing airplanes or luggage/freight carts, loading luggage/freight, transporting passengers, loading potable water, removing sewage, loading food, de-icing airplanes, and fire-fighting. Deploying new GSE technologies is a promising opportunity in part because the purchasers are generally large, technologically sophisticated airlines, contractors, or airports with centralized procurement and maintenance departments. Airlines could particularly benefit from fuel diversification since they are highly exposed to petroleum price volatility. GSE can be particularly well-suited for electrification because it benefits from low-end torque and has frequent idle time and short required ranges.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V)
OSTI Identifier:
1413906
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-5400-70359
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; ground support equipment; electric ground support equipment; GSE; eGSE; airport; tug

Citation Formats

. Electric Ground Support Equipment at Airports. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
. Electric Ground Support Equipment at Airports. United States.
. Tue . "Electric Ground Support Equipment at Airports". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1413906.
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