On-gate installation of an undisclosed number of Super Cool DX pre-conditioned air (PCA) units at Dubai International Airport Concourse is under way, international engineering group Cavotec has reported.
Super Cool DX is designed to cool widebody aircraft such as the A380. The gates are expected to enter service by the end of 2018.
The Concourse C project is unique for Cavotec as customer requirements meant that it could not deliver the PCA units with its E3 Gate solution, which included a full range of utility services via in-ground pits close to the parking line.
Cavotec developed a bespoke turnkey solution called PDX120i (PCA) instead, and engineered it to distribute air to the aircraft connection points.