JBT AeroTech to Unveil New AmpCart Towable Charging Station and Highlight Advanced Sustainability Solutions at International GSE Expo 2023

Sept. 26, 2023
JBT will be unveiling its new AmpCart Towable Charging Platform – a first of its kind solution propelling GSE electrification and highlighting advanced sustainability solutions at International GSE Expo 2023.

ORLANDO, FLA. (September 25, 2023) – JBT AeroTech Corporation, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation and a leading provider of aviation ground support products, gate equipment and airport services, announced it will exhibit the most advanced breadth of ground support equipment, services and technology at their International GSE Expo 2023.

Highlights include an unveiling of the new AmpCart Towable Charging Platform – a first of its kind solution propelling GSE electrification.

From Tuesday, Sept. 26 through Thursday, Sept. 28, visitors can immerse themselves in a suite of JBT AeroTech innovations at booth #1522, located in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“We look forward to connecting with International GSE Expo attendees who will see firsthand our commitment to shaping the future of air transportation with their unique challenges and goals in mind," said Chuck Durst, president – ground support equipment, JBT AeroTech. “We're excited to share our latest innovations including our new purpose-build AmpCart Towable Charging Station, and wide array of GSE equipment and technology - all designed to enhance operational efficiency and safety, simplify maintenance, and provide maximum value. We look forward to exploring the next generation of ground support equipment with all who visit our booth.”

JBT AeroTech’s featured equipment and technology will include:

  • AmpCart Towable Charging Platform: Cutting-edge towable charging station designed to provide optimal convenience, enabling electric GSE to access battery charging power anywhere on the ramp. Development of this innovation aligns with the industry commitment to reducing CO2 emissions at airports by providing multiple electric charging points from a single grid input power source or engine.
  • B80 Versatile Cargo Tractor: Emphasizes reliability, durability, and performance. Available in an all-electric, sustainable model as well as a gas engine option.
  • Ranger Electric Cargo Loader: Adapted for today’s ramp environment: zero emissions, efficient and intuitive on-board and remote diagnostics.
  • B250 Electric Pushback Tractor: Features quality components and design for a long-term investment in a fully electric conventional pushback tractor.
  • Tempest-i Deicer: Custom chassis for safety, eco-friendly design, and intuitive controls.
  • AgileAir Defense Combination Air and Power Carts: For use on military flightlines with fighter aircraft, AgileAir combines conditioned air, bleed (ECS) air and electric power into a single towable cart.
  • LEKTRO Tow Vehicles: All-electric, high maneuverability, towbarless, state-of-the-art designs. Powerful, agile, and reliable tow vehicles suitable for diverse aircraft. One-person operation and robust all-weather construction make it ideal for hangar and ramp aircraft positioning.
  • AmpTek Load Sharing Technology: Taps existing gate power for cost-effective, efficient eGSE charging – without costly infrastructure and grid upgrades.
  • iOPS Intelligent Monitoring: Advanced equipment and operations monitoring software for gate and ground support fleet telematics.
  • Tempest-i Aircraft Deicing Simulator: Replicates the Tempest-i Aircraft Deicer's functionality and tactile experience. Ideal for both skill development and evaluation, ensuring proficient operation and knowledge retention.

The three-day expo promises an engaging schedule with coffee service breaks at 10 a.m. on both Sept. 26 and 27, allowing attendees to network before the exhibit hall opens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sweet treat networking breaks at 1:30 p.m. on both days offer an added opportunity for attendee interaction. The final day, Sept. 28, provides a focused opportunity to explore JBT AeroTech's booth offerings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Durst added, “Our presence at the International GSE Expo is about more than just showcasing products. It’s about focusing on the future needs of the aviation industry and sharing our vision for sustainable, efficient, and reliable ground operations. Our featured equipment and advanced technology are designed to revolutionize ground support equipment and services and the demands of this industry for many years to come."