Cavotec, which specialises in connection systems for aircraft as well as ships and land-based mobile equipment, recently confirmed that it had inked two major Chinese airport-based GSE and fuelling contracts, as well as two other contracts for the installation of aviation fuelling pits in the US and Europe
Cavotec, whose portfolio of products includes a range of systems available directly at an aircraft gate to ensure that aircraft are serviced quickly and efficiently, says that the orders are worth a total of more than 3 million Euros (US$3.3 million).
The first contract will see Cavotec supply fuelling and electrical power connection systems – including valve access covers, boarding bridge cable coilers, 400Hz output power cables, and 400Hz aircraft connectors – to Chengdu Tianfu International Airport.
The second deal involves the supply of more than 100 coiler units, service cables and 400Hz connectors for operations at Beijing Capital International Airport’s three terminals. The contract also includes a service package for the installation and commissioning of the equipment.
Juergen Strommer, president of Cavotec’s Airports & Industry division, enthuses: “Our comprehensive range of innovative GSE, including 400Hz, pre-conditioned air and fuelling systems, ensure aircraft are serviced safely, efficiently and sustainably at gates, maintenance facilities and remote aprons.
“[They] are recognised by customers all over the world and we are happy to be making larger and larger inroads into the Asian market.”
In other good news for the Lugano, Switzerland-headquartered engineering company, Cavotec has also announced two separate deals worth a total of more than 5 million Euros ($5.5 million) for the installation of 100 aviation fuelling pits at two locations, one in the US and one in Europe.
According to the company, this new business means that in terms of its current order book for fuelling systems, it has increased its global share in this business to about 50% of a market estimated to be worth 50 million Euros ($55 million) a year.
Mikael Norin, Cavotec’s CEO, remarks: “As the preferred supplier for a large number of critical applications worldwide, Cavotec provides the build quality and unique engineering know-how to meet the exacting specifications of the world’s most demanding fuelling applications and environments.
“We continue to build on our successful track record to further expand our market share in this growing segment.”
The design and manufacture of the Cavotec Group’s fuel pits takes place in Stockton-on-Tees in the UK and in Cypress, California, in the US.