American Airlines Goes Green with NexSys PURE

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…

Southwest Saves Big with NexSys

In 2015, Southwest Airlines® began powering 70 new electric baggage tractors with NexSys® PURE Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) batteries at Chicago’s Midway International Airport. The carrier had just started using them in its baggage tractors station-wide, after a multi-city trial proved that the TPPL batteries would eliminate the watering maintenance and acid spills associated with flooded lead acid batteries…

Case Study: TPPL Batteries Bolster American’s eGSE

In 2015, American faced chronic battery failures in its electric burden carrier fleet. Needing a 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…

Advances in Wireless Charging

Tesla is cool. Not the cars, but the scientist, Nikola Tesla. He invented wireless charging in the 1800s. He built the Tesla tower in 1904 The structure was 187 feet tall, and before it radiated the entire field around it and destroyed itself like a firework, it successfully transferred electricity wirelessly…

Lithium Technology in the GSE Market

As ground service providers seek ways to remain efficient on the ramp while being conscious of their environmental impact, lithium ion (Li-ion) battery technology is becoming an appealing power supply option for ground support equipment (GSE). According to Todd Allen, president of Allen Energy….

Allen Energy Showcases GSE Options

Orlando, Florida-based Allen Energy represents EnerSys®, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of batteries, chargers and accessories for applications including motive power, reserve power, aerospace and defence. Todd Allen, president of Allen Energy, explains that his company…

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