June 27, 2023


Recently, the Pre-Conditioned Air (PCA) vehicle equipped with a FPT Cursor 9 engine successfully passed testing and was delivered to Shanghai Pudong International Airport, in support of the airport's safety infrastructure and ensuring efficient operations.


As one of the essential support vehicles for airports, the Pre-Conditioned Air (PCA) vehicle is mainly responsible for ventilating and cooling down the electronic equipment compartment and cockpit of the aircraft when the aircraft engines are not running. They also cool down the aircraft’s wheel hubs and brake pads for taxiing. This takes away the heat from electronic components when powered on, ensuring correct performance for the electronic equipment, and extending its service life.


With strong support from its partners, FPT Industrial has combined development planning and realistic operations to provide technical and product advantages, which have won praise from customers of ground support machines for airports since the first successful application in this segment in October 2019. These include Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport, Nanchang Changbei International Airport, Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, and Haikou Meilan International Airport.


Leveraging the brand’s technical advantages and practical experience, FPT Industrial Cursor 9 engines are used as the power source for this equipment after passing rigorous tests. They stand out for their excellent power density and strong capabilities in continuous operation. These engines maintain reliable and remarkable performance in complex working conditions, maximizing the productivity of the air conditioning units.


At the same time, the engine features low operating costs thanks to reduced fuel consumption and long oil change intervals. These also provide a solid guarantee for the long-term and stable operation of ground support machinery for airports. So far, FPT Industrial has put hundreds of similar models into operation, powering the development of ground support machines for airports.


As a global powertrain leader, FPT Industrial offers a wide range of power generation solutions to customers worldwide with different needs and requirements, based on its technical experience in the powertrain field, and will continue to promote product iteration, improve the reliability and convenience of ground support machines for airports, and contribute to the development of the industry alongside its partners.