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Idaho National Laboratory

Electric Ground Support Equipment (eGSE) for Airports

Equipment Testing Reports

Several types of testing have been done to date on eGSE.



pushbackTractor

FMC 160e Pushback Tractor


eGSE Cost Benefit Analysis Modeling Tool

This modeling tool supports the analysis of deploying eGSE versus internal combustion engine (ICE) GSE at airports. Electric and ICE baggage tractors, belt loaders, pushback tractors, and infrastructure were analyzed at two airports on the west coast, one in the midwest, and one in the northeast. Based on data collected from these locations, a model was developed as a tool for this project and for use by the general airline industry, electric utilities, and other interested stakeholders. The results and the cost model operating guide can be found in the below report. The analysis and model development was performed by Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation (eTec) in the course of performing work sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity, Electric Power Research Institute, Southern California Edison Company, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Southwest Airlines, Georgia Power Company, and Delta Airlines.

Cost Benefit Analysis Modeling Tool for Electric vs. ICE Airport Ground Support Equipment - Development and Results

The Modeling Tool can be downloaded to your PC. However, neither the U.S. Government nor any of the sponsors, including Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation (ETEC), makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the model, nor represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the U.S. Government or the sponsors and ETEC. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Government or any agency thereof. Additionally, the AVTA and the Idaho National Laboratory do not provide any support for downloading nor operating the Modeling Tool software.

eGSE America Test Specifications and Procedures

The following specifications contain the minimum requirements for baseline performance testing:

The above documents are available as Adobe Acrobat PDF s (Download Acrobat Reader).