Albany International Airport

Description

Electric Baggage Tractors

Owner

Delta Airlines

Location

Albany, New York

Role

Electrical Contractor

Summary

Delta Air Lines, Inc. operates an extensive domestic and international network serving six continents. Delta Air Lines and its subsidiaries operate over 5,000 flights every day and have approximately 80,000 employees. Delta is the sixth-oldest operating airline by foundation date, and the oldest airline still operating in the United States.

Delta Air lines, following their commitment to sustainable business practices, partnered with The New York Power Authority, the Albany International Airport, and Kasselman Electric Co., Inc. to purchase and install a new electric-powered fleet including six bag tractors and three belt loaders and a 10-vehicle PosiCharge electric-charging station.

The PosiCharge GSE fast-charge system, installed by Kasselman Electric of Albany, is a cost-effective solution for simultaneously charging up to 10 vehicles. The system can easily be expanded to provide charging bays for additional airport and airline equipment. The charging system is outdoor-rated to withstand Albany’s extreme heat or cold and the most severe weather conditions.

It is expected this program will reduce greenhouse gases by 87 percent or about 396 tons annually, when compared with diesel fuel use. The cost of charging instead of using diesel will represent about a 75 percent savings.

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