Air France's first all-electric turnaround

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TLD has engineered the first all-electric turnaround operation.

The flight involved was that of Air France, which was bound for Delhi on September 3.

For the special occasion the aircraft, an Airbus A350-9, was handled with 100% electric GSE from TLD. This included a TLD NBL retrofitted by Air France with Carwatt technology; a TXL838 ReGen loader; an TLD/Lebrun CF40 air conditioning unit and a TPX-200-XE pushback tractor.

Talked about for many months by the sector, the reality of all-electric ground handling is no longer a distant dream.


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This all electric ramp operation is a state of the art operations but must include the belt loader which is not mentioned In the article. This can only be reality when the CAA the airlines implement this to the ground handlers as compulsory . The operation is no good if the rear FMC is petrol and front electric with also the tug . At the moment this is a far reality. There's no money in the system to purchase all electric ramp handling equipment
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