Southwest Airlines® saves big with NexSys® PURE battery-powered baggage tractors
Ground Support Case Study
In 2015, Southwest Airlines® began powering 70 new electric baggage tractors with NexSys® PURE Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) batteries at Chicago’s Midway International Airport. The carrier had just started using them in its baggage tractors station-wide, after a multi-city trial demonstrated that the TPPL batteries would eliminate the watering maintenance and acid spills associated with flooded lead acid batteries.
"The NexSys PURE batteries are also slashing expenses – over five years, they’ve cut battery costs by about 46%, or $634,550.“
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