Loganair implements Power Stow Rollertrack Conveyors

Airlines GSE
The UK’s largest regional airline, Loganair, has introduced Power Stow Rollertrack Conveyors to their fleet of ground support equipment.

It is part of the airline's aim to adopt greener and smarter GSE in line with their freighter renewal to meet increased demand in volumes, following their 5-year contract with Royal Mail.

Since the beginning of 2022, Loganair has been flying mail and parcels to and from the Highlands and Islands for Royal Mail, connecting to their national network each day and night.

Four larger ATR72-500 freighters were introduced with another on order to replace the old Saab 340s to meet the growing demand.

With the help of Power Stow Rollertrack Conveyors, they optimise and speed up handling processes while providing better working conditions for ramp agents.

The conveyors have been implemented at six stations: Aberdeen, Benbecula, Inverness, Kirkwall, Stornoway and Sumburgh.

Maurice Boyle, Chief Operations Officer for Loganair, says: “With the Power Stow units, we are seeing a big reduction in delays with the bulk loaded aircraft compared to when we were manual handling using conventional belt loaders.

“The investment is saving us time, saving on labour and it does exactly what it's meant to do. The mail loaded aircraft are hard work to load and unload manually. The ATR carries double what a Saab carries and the distances in the hold are much greater.

“The handlers absolutely love the Power Stow product, it's made their job easier, there is less risk of back injuries and there are several other human factor benefits as well. There is no downside to the product. The operators' feedback is really good and they particularly like the silent and fume free equipment.”

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