Rampmaster delivers all electric jet refuelling truck to Signature Aviation

Rampmaster E-lectric Vehicle Refueler

Rampmaster, manufacturer of aircraft refuelling solutions serving commercial cargo and general aviation markets, delivered the first zero emission all electric jet refueler truck in the United States to Signature Aviation’s Vail location at Eagle County Regional Airport in Colorado.

The E-lectric Refueler replaces the diesel engine with an electric motor and hydraulic pump powered by Lithium batteries to improve operations and decrease airport EPA emissions.

The 5,000 gallon E-lectric Vehicle Refueler, unveiled in 2023, supports the aviation industry’s commitment to operational net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Leighton Yohannan, Rampmaster Chief Executive Officer said: “The partnership with Signature Aviation was strategic in developing our Electric Vehicle (EV) Refueler.

“It has the only EV chassis, to date worldwide, that meets all aviation industry mandates while also establishing safety standards on airport.

“Rampmaster operates on the premise of always leaving the industry better than you found it by delivering high quality, innovative technology, safety and environmentally friendly product solutions with an emphasis on the customer experience.”

All Rampmaster’s refueler trucks are manufactured with a patented modular design. The power, pump, and tank easily swap out for maintenance, repair, or upgrades.

Brad Williams, Chief Operating Officer for Signature Aviation shared: “The introduction of the aviation industry’s first zero emissions electric jet refueler is another transformative step towards our net-zero goals using our innovation test bed at Signature Vail.

“Our collaboration with Rampmaster exemplifies how we’re working with our partners and guests to research, invest, and bring to market innovative technologies to help create a more sustainable future in aviation.”

Rampmaster’s family of modular refuelers capacity spans from 3,000 to 7,000 gallon Freightliner chassis and 10,000 to 17,500 gallons with Battle Motors chassis.

Rampmaster’s equipment has global reach in use at all major US city airports and via contractors serve the US military in the Middle East. Rampmaster offers unparalleled lease terms and the industry’s longest financing term lengths of 10 years.

Yohannan continued: “We are pioneering the sustainability space by proactively delivering environmental and safety focused refueling technology.

“Innovating the only modular design refueler, patented engine management system, and industry’s first zero emissions all electric vehicle refueler in the United States are examples of us changing the aviation industry landscape – and we have no intention of stopping here”.