The world-famous Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) has been held at the airfield in Farnborough, Hampshire since 1948 and over the decades has showcased many pioneering triumphs in aerospace.
“…Powervamp has once again been awarded the contract to provide ground power to aircraft in the static air park…”
Today the 7-day international Airshow continues to be a launch platform for aviation innovation and new aircraft and welcomes over 100,000 people through its gates every two years.
Alternating with the International Paris Airshow, The Farnborough International Airshow also hosts some 600 exhibitors and retailers as well as 150 aircraft displayed and daily flying displays.
Powervamp provided 28 of its PV90-3 400Hz frequency converters, as used by numerous UK international airports
Once again Powervamp was awarded the contract to provide ground power to aircraft in the static air park for the duration of the airshow and to also provide a large quantity of its airshow rental equipment.
“…(Powervamp has) a background of more than 24 years in the manufacture & supply of ground power equipment for the aviation industry worldwide…”
This equipment will include 28 x PV90-3 400Hz frequency converters, 13 x PS300 power supplies, 8 x 3-tonne air-conditioners, 6 x PV45 frequency converters, 3 x Nato 200 dual voltage DC jump-starters and a huge amount of 3-phase cable, extension leads and junction boxes.
Prestigious airframe manufacturers such as Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, Embraer, Cessna and Pilatus were just some of the companies supported by Powervamp during the 7 day exhibition including 2 public days.
Regional airliners used the 28V DC PS300 to power the avionics suite, and 3-tonne air-conditioners to keep the aircraft cool
With a background of more than 24 years in the manufacture and supply of ground power equipment for the aviation industry worldwide, Powervamp has steadily developed its airshow and ground support rental business.
“…The Powervamp Airshow Team have to cater for these unexpected requests and keep a cool head…”
Seldom are manufacturers regular users of the products they produce, however Powervamp is the exception by offering its equipment to major international airshows including Paris, Singapore, India as well as Farnborough.
Powervamps experienced engineers are used to operating under the extreme conditions associated with the setting up of an airshow, and are regularly required to undertake complex power calculations.
The Powervamp Airshow Support Team worked long hours in unusually hot weather to ensure aircraft were powered on time
The team understand that set-up remains a ‘fluid’ situation, with many customers requesting last minute ground power equipment or air-conditioning..
The Powervamp Airshow Team have to cater for these unexpected requests and keep a cool head, even in this unusually hot weather.
However the factory trained team of engineers are used to working under these highly pressurised conditions and put in long hours to ensure all airframe manufacturers receive a 1st class service.
However, with FIA 2018 nothing more than a memory, thoughts turn to the planning required for the next big one…International Paris Airshow 2019.
For more information on the Powervamp Airshow Support Team, visit our dedicated page HERE.
For information on our range of aviation ground power units, visit our product pages HERE.
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