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UK company’s solar-powered boarding ramps prove popular in Colorado

Telford-based Aviramp, manufacturers of aircraft boarding ramps and bridges, has confirmed £1.2million of new orders with Frontier Airlines of Denver, Colorado

The new order, which takes Frontier’s spending on Aviramp products to over £2m in 18 months, is for nine of its solar-powered, step-free boarding ramps.

Every model in Aviramp’s broad range is available in a solar powered version, continually charging a battery bank, even in cloudy conditions. Furthermore, the company can supply solar conversion kits for existing Aviramp models that have already been purchased.

A current holder of the Queen’s Award for International Trade, Aviramp provides its boarding ramps and bridges for use when aircraft are parked on a remote stand, offering a safe and dignified alternative to stairs and separate ambulifts for wheelchair users and passengers with reduced mobility.

The low-angled ramps are fitted with a unique non-slip surface to improve safety for all passengers.

Chief Executive and company founder Graham Corfield said the latest orders were a huge vote of confidence in Aviramp and its innovative, award-winning ramps: ‘We could not be more delighted to strengthen our relationship with Frontier Airlines, as it continues to grow its US operation and build for the future.

‘This latest order means we have now supplied Frontier with 14 Aviramps in total, with the latest installations taking place as I speak. It’s part of a really successful start to the year for us which has seen a 30 per cent rise in our order book.

‘What’s particularly pleasing is that Frontier have been using our ramps for some time and can see the advantages that safe, step-free and solar-powered ramps bring over traditional steps.

‘Passengers can board in comfort, disabled passengers enjoy far greater dignity, turnaround times at the airport are reduced and by using solar power they help cut the company’s carbon footprint as the aviation industry moves to a Net Zero future.

‘Our solar-powered range are the first of their kind in the world and offer a fully sustainable alternative to diesel-powered or manual ramps at a time when the need for sustainable solutions has never been greater.’

 

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