Hamburg Airport in Germany is to order eight passenger boarding stairs in 2018, with an option for eight more over the following three years, after GroundSTARS (one of its ground-handling subsidiaries) issued a tender on 30 November.
The estimated value of the contract from is EUR800,000 (USD949,796).
The stairs will feature an electric auxiliary drive, with charging via 200 W photovoltaic cells a possibility.
Tender documents seen by Jane’s state that the stairs must be towable by a tug at speeds of up to 30 km/h. The axles on the stairs must not be fixed, the steps must be at least 120 cm wide, and the platform at the top of the stairs must be at least 240 cm wide.
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