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Cavotec Middle East showcases at Airport Show

Cavotec’s Innovative Aircraft Sub-freezing technology to come under spotlight at Airport Show 2015

Participating in the Airport Show for the 15th successive year, Cavotec Middle East will utilize the leading B2B event to showcase its latest innovation and breakthrough technology for the Middle Eastern aviation industry.

Part of the Switzerland-based global engineering group with sales companies in 35 countries, Cavotec Middle East works closely with airport operators, airlines and aircraft manufacturers, providing advanced ground support equipment (GSE), including fuel, water and power supply units, tunnel systems, pre-conditioned air units (PCAir), aircraft connectors and caddies.

Cavotec’s cutting-edge products and solutions enable clients reduce tarmac congestion, improve performance and efficiency and reduce environmental impact.

As in the prior editions, Cavotec will have its own dedicated stand at the Airport Show 2015, to be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center, May 10-15, where the company will showcase its new products and solutions to key industry players.

Apart from the new DX-Boost PCA System, Cavotec will also highlight the important role that its current products, such as the pop-up pit systems, 400 Hz power supply and aviation fuelling systems, play in streamlining operations and increasing profitability in airports in the region.

Mr. Juergen Strommer, Cavotec’s Chief Operating Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Cavotec’s proven Sub-freezing PCA technology plays a pivotal role in cooling aircrafts enabling passengers to enjoy the highest levels of comfort on board the plane”. He also added; Cavotec INET’s Sub-freezing DX-Boost systems cool aircraft quickly and efficiently by supplying PCAir at sub-freezing temperatures. The technology meets the strict criteria and demanding environmental conditions such as Dubai Airport, where temperatures frequently exceed 45 degrees Celsius. DX-boost PCA units enable the fast and efficient cooling of aircraft without the use of on board auxiliary power units.”

Cavotec has worked closely with aircraft manufacturers such as Airbus for many years on developing advanced GSE, including subfreezing PCA systems capable of cooling large aircraft such as the Airbus A380 superjumbo quickly, cleanly and efficiently.

Mr. Strommer added, that “The Airport Show has helped Cavotec tremendously in featuring the unique technologies and solutions that it has for today’s highly-demanding aviation industry. The B2B platform has allowed Cavotec to connect with airport operators and help them achieve optimum efficiency and profitability to remain competitive.”

Recently, Cavotec has been awarded breakthrough orders for its innovative DX-Boost pre-conditioned air (PCA) technology for cooling aircraft at the Presidential Flight Hangar at Abu Dhabi International Airport, and at the Oman Air MRO facility at Muscat International Airport.

The first order is a turnkey contract to supply specialised aircraft service systems for the Presidential Flight Hangar project at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Under this order the Group will design, supply, install, test and commission the Sub-freezing DX-Boost PCA system, 400Hz Converters, Pop-Up Pit and Hatch Pit systems.

The second landmark order is for the supply of Sub-freezing DX-Boost PCA units and Pop-Up Pit systems for PCA and 400Hz, and includes an additional number of Hatch Pit systems for other services, all to be installed at the MRO Facility of Oman Air in Muscat International Airport.

“Our annual participation has also given us an avenue to establish our leadership in the sector as providers of not only distinctive technologies but also exceptional support to our clients. We are confident that Airport Show 2015 will be a mutually beneficial endeavor to both Cavotec and the industry. We are sure that Cavotec will attract significant attention from potential partners during the event,” said Mr. Juergen Strommer.

Commenting on the regional airports industry future prospects, he said: “With UAE airports predicted to witness up to 1.62 billion aircraft movements by 2030, operators are trying to find ways to ease bottlenecks and service each aircraft in a timely manner. Cavotec’s solutions are geared towards decreasing aircraft service times by integrating various utilities into singular solutions such as pop-up pits.”

“New projects, such as the Al Maktoum International Airport are in preparation for the Expo 2020. Cavotec is primed to provide practical and environment-friendly solutions to new airports and expansions of existing ones as they prepare for the influx of business and commercial tourism around the Expo 2020,” conculded Mr. Strommer.