JBT AeroTech, Ground Support Equipment

JBT AeroTech Selected For Electrification Of Aircraft Cargo Loaders

JBT AeroTech has been awarded a contract by Delta Air Lines to convert a fleet of their Commander 15 cargo loaders from diesel to electrical power. The electrified Commander 15 loaders are slated to operate at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s recently opened Maynard M. Jackson Jr. International Terminal.

The contract was awarded under the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program through a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant facilitated by the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE).

“The modular design of the Commander loader allows the electrical conversion work to be confined to only the powertrain module while retaining all of the same functional characteristics as the original diesel powered unit,” says Josh Parkin, JBT AeroTech Global Aftermarket Manager. “The conversion from diesel to electric power will deliver lower operating costs for Delta Air Lines while also providing their employees and the airport community a cleaner, quieter working environment”.

The conversion work will be performed at JBT AeroTech’s Orlando, FL facility and is expected to be complete by the end of December 2012.

For more details about airport ground support equipment contact JBT AeroTech in Orlando, FL by calling (407) 851-3377 or emailing jbt.gse@jbtc.com.

About JBT Corporation
JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) is a leading global technology solutions provider to the food processing and air transportation industries. JBT Corporation designs, manufactures, tests and services technologically sophisticated systems and products for regional and multi-national industrial food processing customers through its JBT FoodTech segment and for domestic and international air transportation customers through its JBT AeroTech segment. JBT Corporation employs approximately 3,400 people worldwide and operates sales, service, manufacturing and sourcing operations located in over 25 countries.

About The Center for Transportation and the Environment
The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization based in Atlanta, Georgia that facilitates programs to develop technologies and implement solutions for energy and environmental sustainability. Since its founding in 1993, CTE has managed a portfolio of more than $225 million in federal, state, and local cost-shared research, development, and demonstration projects involving more than 200 organizations in the advanced transportation technology field. CTE has facilitated and leveraged funding for its projects and initiatives from the U.S. Departments of Defense, Energy, Interior, and Transportation, as well as from the U.S. Army and NASA, among many others.