A real ‘reunion’ with Aviramp for one Indian Ocean Island!!
Aviramp is now scaling up operations to prepare for the next swathe of orders. Each brings its own individual success story, and all our projects really are so satisfying and rewarding. The buzz each order delivers, and once installed, seeing our products in use, universally on a global level, is just the best feeling for the entire team. Recently, we have seen multiple units going into more airports in the USA, New Zealand and South Africa.
However, there is one order that really does stand out for us all, and resonates with everyone, particularly our CEO, the latest from Roland Garros Airport on Reunion island in the Indian Ocean. So why is this particular project so emotive for the team? Well, it is down to the fact that we sold our very first Aviramp product to La Reunion over 10 years ago!!! The first ramp ever to be manufactured in our Telford based factory, then delivered to our very first customer. The sweetest feeling that we now have a new order for another six units, all scheduled for manufacture and delivery this year. These include three solar powered internationals, one of which will be used as a static fixed terminal bridge, and the other will serve remote stands, along with two solar continentals and a manual lite. As you can imagine our installation teams are drawing straws now, to see which lucky lot will fly over there to undertake the assembly and training. This is the first time they will each be praying for the shorter straw!
This ‘La Reunion’ order is a true testament to the product, and its many benefits. An existing diesel Aviramp is still performing its duty for the airport ten years later, again substantiating our claims that our boarding ramps and bridges are low-maintenance and still in fantastic shape. The latest order is for ‘Solar-Powered Aviramps’, which will streamline operations further, while being environmentally friendly and sustainable.
Our range of motorised mobile passenger boarding ramps and bridges still delivers the same core benefits in diesel or solar. They improve safety by eliminating falls from steps. They drive faster turnarounds, with a proven 30% faster deplaning process, as highlighted by independent trials at London Gatwick. This is why so many airlines have always remained a huge champion of our products, and a massive influencer with airport operators and ground support staff. What is more, our product range delivers significant cost savings, by reducing the need for ambulift and investing in expensive maintenance programmes, not to mention it being a one-person operation. Aviramp also offers a seamless, all-inclusive passenger experience for everyone, including greater dignity for the PRM. Therefore, it really does give a massive return on so many different levels.
This latest project means that we are now completely operational in both airports on La Reunion Island.
Truly fantastic news!
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