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Rheinmetall partners with Air Canada

[ September 22, 2022   //   ]

Rheinmetall is partnering with Air Canada to type trial its electric air start unit, the Rheinmetall eMSU, at airports. The Rheinmetall Group’s Canadian branch Rheinmetall Canada recently launched the world’s first zero-emission, all-electric air start unit.
Air Canada has become a development partner and, upon successful completion of the type trial, plans to incorporate the Rheinmetall eMSU into its fleet of mobile ground air start units. Air Canada will assess the Rheinmetall eMSU to start its fleets of Boeing 737 and 767, as well as Airbus 220, 319, 320, 321, and 330 airliners beginning in early 2023.
This developmental partnership supports Air Canada’s Climate Action Plan, launched in 2021, with a longterm goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) throughout its global operations by 2050. To help reach that goal, Air Canada has set 2030 absolute targets of 20% GHG net reductions from flights plus 30% GHG net reductions from ground operations compared to the 2019 baseline.

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