Rushlift in £2.2m investment plan

Written by: Alwyn Brice |
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Rushlift GSE, the specialist airport ground support equipment subsidiary of Doosan Industrial Vehicles UK, has announced plans to invest £2.2m in its national short-term rental fleet over 2019-2020.

The action represents the largest short-term rental equipment investment for the company to date and will expand Rushlift GSE’s short-term rental fleet to over 500 units. The entire fleet will be under four years old and will be available for short or long-term hire.

Along with a significant boost to the number of Charlatte and TLD electric baggage tugs for hire, the investment is designed to Increase the availability of air start units for both narrow- and wide-bodied aircraft, enhance the range of pushback tugs in the fleet and add to the wide number of trailers and baggage carts on standby for short-term rental. Numbers of both electric and diesel powered beltloaders and high-loaders will also be significantly increased.

Unusual for the UK short-term rental market, Rushlift GSE will also be introducing combi air-conditioning/ground power units that have the combined capability of cooling, heating or powering narrow-bodied aircraft on the ground.

Tim Willett, Operations Director at Rushlift GSE, commented: “This is a substantial investment into our short-term rental fleet, one which demonstrates to the market our commitment to providing customers with the most up-to-date vehicles available, across the broadest possible range of ground support equipment.”

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