Airport Cable Carrier System
Aircraft power cabling and aircraft plugs are subjected to extremes of wear, impact damage and rough handling. As a result, power cables and aircraft plugs are a constant source of problems at busy airports, with any failure potentially having an impact on safety, turn-round times and costs. The Sidewinder-2 cable carrier system is SAS second generation of cable carrier, aiming at eliminating any cable damage while deploying power to the aircraft even faster (<15 seconds). Saving minutes in APU fuel burn, and with further reductions in CO2 emissions, the savings are substantial over the lifetime of the equipment. The Sidewinder-2 is compatible with any 400Hz aircraft. When compared with any other type of cable carrier, Sidewinder-2 has the lowest lifecycle cost of ownership, thanks to key design features such as low resistance wheels and robust drag link chains.