Airports want to upgrade their gate technology, but may struggle to find the necessary power capacity. According to ITW GSE, interlinking individual ground support units can unleash up to 50% surplus power.

For almost as long as aircraft have been flying, auxiliary equipment has been used to provide critical services on the ground and, until now, ground support equipment (GSE) has been treated as individual units. Today’s airports want to modernise and enhance their gate capabilities, but may find their options limited by existing power infrastructure.

Accommodating airport needs, ITW GSE has launched a set of technologies that enables individual ground support units such as ground power units (GPUs),pre-conditioned air units (PCAs), charging stations and even aircraft detection systems to allwork together. Known as EcoGate, the solution was developed to help airports achieve efficiencies that can only be realised by linking gate equipment into an integrated, intelligent system.

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