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One Cart, Three Capabilities – AgileAir from JBT Military

Few things are more important for the warfighter than reducing the logistics footprint of support hardware while at the same time enhancing battle readiness.  AgileAir, the revolutionary AGE combination air and power cart from JBT, does just that.  Using unique, turbine-free technology, the AgileAir supplies conditioned air, bleed/ECS air, and electrical power from a single cart for a host of modern fighter aircraft – including the F16.

Designed to replace the aging and difficult to maintain A/M32A-60 and A/M32C-10 with a single, compact cart, the diesel powered AgileAir provides the air and power services of both the Dash 60 and C 10 units from a single, integrated platform.  And, it does so with great efficiency reducing the overall logistics requirements associated with legacy equipment.

Smaller Footprint: AgileAir has an overall cart length of 122 inches (310cm) compared to the combined footprint of 158 inches (401cm) for the Dash 60 and C 10 units.  AgileAir is easier to transport taking up less space than the current options. 

Less Fuel: Getting fuel to the battle space is dangerous and expensive.  JBT successfully reduced the fuel requirements for fighter AGE with its AgileAir combination air and power cart.  Typically, the AgileAir diesel powered cart uses about 70 gallons of fuel per eight hours of run time.  Contrast this with a fuel guzzling 400+ gallons per eight hours for legacy A/M32A-60 / C-10 equipment.  A single tank of fuel with the AgileAir will get flight line personnel through a day of air and power support to fighter aircraft. 

Quieter: With its innovative diesel engine based power generation, the AgileAir typically runs at approximately 90dB while the legacy ramp equipment operates in the range of 104dB under similar conditions.  Operational safety and ground crew comfort are enhanced using the new AgileAir AGE from JBT. 

Refrigerant Free: With its unique design, the AgileAir cart requires no refrigerant as it generates cold conditioned air for fighter aircraft avionics.  With AgileAir there is one less element to worry about in the logistics train.

AgileAir, the latest in AGE innovation from JBT.

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