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Case Study: 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.
GROUND SUPPORT WORLDWIDE AUGUST 13, 2020
In 2015, American faced chronic battery failures in its electric burden carrier fleet. The vehicles were serving as both personnel carriers in the terminal and maintenance carts on the ramp. The lead acid batteries powering them were failing in less than a year – often in as little as six to nine months. Needing a more robust battery solution, American tested a technology that had proven successful in its baggage tractors – thin plate pure lead (TPPL) NexSys PURE batteries from EnerSys. As a result, the carrier ultimately found a battery that could last as long as four to six years.