Recently, the Pre-Conditioned Air (PCA) vehicle equipped with a FPT Cursor 9 engine successfully passed testing and was delivered to Shanghai Pudong International Airport, in support of the airport’s safety infrastructure and ensuring efficient operations.
As one of the essential support vehicles for airports, the Pre-Conditioned Air (PCA) vehicle is mainly responsible for ventilating and cooling down the electronic equipment compartment and cockpit of the aircraft when the aircraft engines are not running. They also cool down the aircraft’s wheel hubs and brake pads for taxiing. This takes away the heat from electronic components when powered on, ensuring correct performance for the electronic equipment, and extending its service life.
With strong support from its partners, FPT Industrial has combined development planning and realistic operations to provide technical and product advantages, which have won praise from customers of ground support machines for airports since the first successful application in this segment in October 2019. These include Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport, Nanchang Changbei International Airport, Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, and Haikou Meilan International Airport.
Leveraging the brand’s technical advantages and practical experience, FPT Industrial Cursor 9 engines are used as the power source for this equipment after passing rigorous tests. They stand out for their excellent power density and strong capabilities in continuous operation. These engines maintain reliable and remarkable performance in complex working conditions, maximizing the productivity of the air conditioning units.
FPT Cursor 9 engine
At the same time, the engine features low operating costs thanks to reduced fuel consumption and long oil change intervals. These also provide a solid guarantee for the long-term and stable operation of ground support machinery for airports. So far, FPT Industrial has put hundreds of similar models into operation, powering the development of ground support machines for airports.
As a global powertrain leader, FPT Industrial offers a wide range of power generation solutions to customers worldwide with different needs and requirements, based on its technical experience in the powertrain field, and will continue to promote product iteration, improve the reliability and convenience of ground support machines for airports, and contribute to the development of the industry alongside its partners.
FPT Industrial is a brand of IVECO Group, dedicated to the design, production and sales of drives systems for On-Road and Off-Road vehicles, as well as marine and Power Generation applications. The company has more than 8,000 employees around the world, ten production plants and seven R&D centers. The FPT Industrial sales network is made up of 73 dealerships and about 800 service centers in almost 100 countries. The brand boasts an extremely vast range of products that includes six engine families with power that goes from 42 HP to 1,006 HP, transmissions with maximum torque from 200 Nm to 500 Nm and 2 to 32 ton gross axle weight (GAW) front and rear axles. FPT Industrial offers the most complete line-up of natural gas engines on the market for industrial applications, with power that goes from 50 to 460 HP. This vast range of products and the great attention dedicated to R&D make FPT Industrial a global leader in the industrial engines segment. For more information, go to www.fptindustrial.com.