Aviator Finland introduces fully electrical chassis

Aviator, a Nordic one-stop shop for aviation ground handling services, announces the introduction Vestergaard electrical chassis, able to carry a number of Ground support equipment (GSE) applications, such as water and lavatory carts, increasing the base’s operational capability and reducing Aviator’s environmental footprint.

Vestergaard Company’s fully electric 12 ton chassis is equipped with a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery with enough capacity to drive up to approximately 50 km and operate for around 12 hours.

“We are delighted to take part in testing and using the new sustainable GSE from our partners of over 20 years’ Vestergaard. Our team has been trying out the unit since December 2020, and on April 1st 2021 it introduced to operations,” shared Aviator’s Ramp Manager Timo Karosvuo.

“So far, we are very happy with the performance and usability of the unit” .

“We are delighted to share Aviator’s sustainability journey and believe, that the importance of eco-friendly operations will continue to grow, so such additions to our GSE, like the Vestergaard electrical chassis, are incredibly valuable and useful,” commented Magnus Söderberg, Head of Sustainability and Business Improvement at Aviator.

“Following our sustainability plan allows Aviator to strengthen its position as the leading player in the Nordics ground handling market”.

“We are pleased that Aviator chose to use Vestergaard electrical chassis for their day-to-day operations,” said Stefan Vestergaard, CEO at Vestergaard Company.

“Our electric ground support equipment allows companies not only to work more sustainably but also more economically.

“We are glad to have Aviator as our clients and hope that our partnership will continue in the future”.

The fully electrical chassis is a convenient piece of equipment that can entirely replace normal diesel versions, reducing ground handling companies’ fuel emissions.