ITW GSE Concludes 2016 with Key Contracts

April 19, 2017
The company reports its common platform design has been a fit for both domestic and international airports.

ITW GSE announced it shipped a number large-scale orders to multiple major airports in 2016. In total, the company reported that more than 2,500 pieces of equipment were shipped from its manufacturing plants in Palmetto, FL, and Odense, Denmark.

The majority of the units supplied by ITW GSE are based on the company’s common platform design, which equips the units with a common icon-based user-interface. This platform has been implemented into ITW GSE’s line power and engine driven product portfolio.

“Therefore, airport staff already familiar with one ITW GSE product can easily operate another ITW GSE product,” explained Poul Elvstrom, vice president, global sales and marketing. “The common design limits the number of human errors during operation and makes product training much simpler. Other advantages are the quick service and repair, and the spare part commonality that reduces stock requirements.”

ITW GSE Hobart installed 44 pieces of its 2400 GPU and two 3400 PCA 210 units at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in addition to 14 2400 Power Coils at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston and 24 2400 Power Coils at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Internationally, ITW GSE secured a contract for 52 pieces of 400 Hz ground power units and related equipment, which are to be installed under passenger boarding bridges at Dubai Airport.

“The GPUs will mainly be used to deliver electrical power to aircraft from Emirates Airline while parked on the apron with their onboard electrical supply switched off due to environmental concerns,” Elvstrom said.

Additionally, ITW GSE AXA Power was awarded a contract to deliver 400 Hz GPUs and Pre-conditioned Air equipment to Istanbul New Airport as well as 2400 Power Coil and PCA 3400 units to locations in Pakistan and Vietnam.

ITW GSE includes the AXA Power, Hobart, Houchin, J&B Aviation and ITW GSE Military brands and has manufacturing locations in Palmetto, FL USA and Odense, Denmark.