American Airlines Places Industry Record Setting Deicer Order with Vestergaard

October 20, 2014

Vestergaard Company is pleased to announce the receipt of the Ground Service Equipment Industry record setting order for 18 deicing units from American Airlines. Vestergaard will be delivering 11 Elephant® BETA Next generation Deicers to John F. Kennedy (JFK) and 7 Next Generation BETA units will be delivered to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to service the American Airlines Envoy fleet for the coming winter season.

Vestergaard North America is actively assisting American with the implementation of integrating the deicing units into JFK and ORD operation to demonstrate an immediate increase in schedule integrity, improved environmental footprint, customer service and cost of operations throughout the winter season.

Vestergaard continues to be a strategic GSE partner with American Airlines. After an extensive industry review, American chose the BETA Next generation over competitive products.

The Elephant® BETA Next Generation offers a 40% increase in spray coverage over the previous BETA model as well as increased fuel efficiency, reduction in deicing fluid use, ease of operation, highest level of reliability and the lowest maintenance costs of any aircraft deicing system available. The BETA Next Generation is the most cost effective deicing unit on the market.

The BETA Next Generation offers customers a modular design. As technological improvements are released they can be effectively added to the BETA NG. Innovative options include Vestergaard’ s Industry leading Data Transmission System (DTS), Precise Positioning System (PPS), Type IV mixing system and the newly innovative Enviro-Blend
in-truck Type I production.

Vestergaard celebrated 50 years of engineering excellence in 2012. Headquartered in Roskilde, Denmark, the company continues to focus on offering customers the highest level of quality, reliability and environmental efficiency.


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