Going green

As European airports look to reduce their carbon footprint, what role can eco-friendly ground support equipment play? Kirstie Pickering reports

Adequate charging infrastructure is key to developing the use of electric ground support equipment

With global awareness and action on climate change growing by the day, airport operators and suppliers are looking for innovative ways to play their part.Advances in technology mean airport suppliers no longer rely solely on dieselpowered machines, with greener options for ground support equipment (GSE) flowing into the market.

European airports have benefitted from investment in greener equipment in recent years, with many suppliers creating their own eco-conscious targets off the back of increased awareness and wider availability of high-quality electric products.

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