World’s first fully electric deicer delivered to Aéroport Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne

posted on 30th November 2022 by Eddie Saunders
World’s first fully electric deicer delivered to Aéroport Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne

Aéroport Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne is happy to announce the delivery of their first Vestergaard deicer – the Elephant® e-Mini MY Lite.

The Elephant® e-Mini MY Lite to Aéroport Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne is the first fully electrical deicer delivered globally marking a significant step in ground handling sustainability and fitting perfectly in Aéroport Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne’s sustainable strategy of reducing carbon emissions, as part of VINCI Airports, to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

A new step has thus been taken by the airport, with the financial support of SMACFA (Syndicat Mixte Aéroport Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne), in the electrification of airport ground handling vehicles, alongside other actions already deployed such as the replacement of all of the lighting system with LEDs or the introduction of temperature instructions to reduce the energy consumption of buildings.

The e-Mini MY Lite is built on the “Vestergaard e” – electrical chassis and the fluid is heated electrically as well.

The deicer services aircraft up to B757 with a tank capacity of 4,000 liters.