Air Start Units
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Rheinmetall manufactures Air Start Units for commercial and military purposes.
The task to be performed is to start all main engines of today's and tomorrows generation of aircraft up to the most demanding B777-300ER and A380. The Rheinmetall Air Start Units have proven their reliability since 1996.
A fully electric air start unit for more sustainable airports
The aviation industry is seeing a significant move toward lower emission levels and healthier air quality at airports. The Rheinmetall eMSU - the world’s first fully electric air start unit - is one part of this worldwide mission to reduce the carbon footprint of airports, meet new emission standards, and improve air quality and working conditions for ground support teams.
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The fully electric Rheinmetall eMSU starts aircraft with zero fuel and zero carbon emissions. It is powered by lithium-ion battery packs that ensure maximum running time and minimal energy loss. The eMSU is suitable for use in all climates and meets all the most stringent emission restrictions currently out there, plus even stricter ones that are planned for the future!
This trailblazing technology contributes to reducing net carbon emissions and helps build a future for aviation that is safer and cleaner than what we have today.