TPPL Batteries Bolster American’s eGSE

Seeking a longer lifespan from its fleet of electric burden carriers, American Airlines found its solution after trialing thin plate pure lead technology.

OVERVIEW

A pioneer in electrification of ground support equipment (GSE), American Airlines started a push for battery-powered ramp vehicles in 1996. Today, the carrier remains committed to converting from internal combustion vehicles to electric vehicles to reduce expenses and lower emissions. American’s commitment to going electric now includes experimentation with advanced battery technologies that can cut costs further and have a greater environmental impact over conventional lead acid batteries.

“Specifying thin plate pure lead batteries for our new burden carriers made sense financially and environmentally."

 

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