Manufactured in the USA, these units are adjustable to suit any climatic conditions. Preconditioned air units from FMC Technologies offer a perfect solution to on-the-ground aircraft air temperature control as they provide ventilation, cooling, dehumidifying, heating and filtering of an aircraft's supply air, as well as comfort to the passengers and crew of a parked aircraft during pre-flight servicing and loading. They are also utilised extensively for ground maintenance.
These units offer the best in direct expansion, vapour cycle, air conditioning technology and techniques. Available in the following sizes: 15, 20, 30, 45, 60, 75, 90 refrigeration tons, these units can be sized and configured to cool/heat virtually any size aircraft including the Boeing 747 - 400 and are a reliable, cost effective alternative to the noisy and expensive aircraft APUs.
The savings in fuel and maintenance when used in conjunction with FMC’s 400Hz converters allow for a very short payback as well as for significant revenue opportunities. With these units, aircraft air conditioning is made available without the costs and inflexibilities of central or in-ground systems. Mounting the units on the passenger boarding bridge, each gate benefits from preconditioned air without the need for expensive central chiller facilities, dedicated air conditioning rooms, extensive piping and valve systems, multiple air handling units, telescoping air ducts and high installation costs.