Passenger steps are Ground Support Equipment (GSE) used at airports with challenging regulations on CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions, environmental zones, EU emissions regulations for combustion engines and urban noise limits. Passenger steps are self-propelled or towed vehicles used to provide access to the aircraft for the passenger.
Ewellix electromechanical actuators provide energy efficient solution for lifting and parking brake functions to increase equipment runtime and productivity without leakage risk. They also provide information on the height of the lifting function and the energy recuperation becomes simple. The electric parking brake engagement is confirmed by the actuator force and position feedback.