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400Hz Solid-State and Pre-Conditioned Air Units for Aircraft

ITW GSE AXA Power is the world's leading supplier of solid-state ground power units (GPUs) and pre-conditioned air units (PCA) for airlines and airports with more than 7,000 units in operation worldwide. The company was founded in Denmark in 1924.

Smedebakken 31-33,
DK-5270 Odense N,

ITW GSE AXA Power is the world’s leading supplier of solid-state ground power units (GPUs) and pre-conditioned air units (PCA) for airlines and airports with more than 7,000 units in operation worldwide. The company was founded in Denmark in 1924. In 2000, AXA Power joined the ITW GSE Group. ITW GSE AXA Power continuously seeks to improve its products. Developments are based on experience, customer feedback and collaboration with major aircraft manufacturers.

Complete solutions for ground support

AXA Power provides complete ground support equipment (GSE) solutions, including 400Hz and pre-conditioned air, no matter what your specific needs are. We are happy to assist right from the planning phase, and provide expert project management and after-sales service, in addition to supplying your equipment.

AXA 2400 Compact solid-state Ground Power Unit

The world’s most unique GPU provides:

The AXA 2400 Compact frequency converter
AXA can offer complete GSE solutions, including 400Hz and pre-conditioned air.
The AXA Power Coil combines one 90kVA solid-state GPU and one cable coil in one and the same enclosure.
  • 400% overload
  • Unique voltage quality at the aircraft plug
  • Clean input power

At ITW GSE, we monitor the market and are at the forefront of new aircraft requirements.

The AXA 2400 compact GPU is the safe choice for the supply of modern aircraft. As the only GPU in the market, it has 400% overload at output! Also, it provides 90kW continuous at an ambient temperature of 56°C.

The AXA 2400 Compact is equipped with the patented Plug & Play system. Therefore, you experience an outstanding voltage quality at the aircraft plug. This is what matters and what makes your aircraft accept the voltage from the GPU.

The Plug & Play means that the AXA 2400 Compact fulfills the stringent requirements of most installations as it compensates for long symmetrical output cables, unbalanced loads as well as various power factors.

The magnetic wave-shaping topology ensures a clean input power with a unity power factor and a current THD less than 5%.

Benefits of the AXA 2400 Compact GPU

The AXA 2400 Compact frequency converter offers many outstanding features including a simple user interface which makes operator training and easy task.

  • Extremely easy operation and set-up
  • Maximum personal safety
  • Suits all types of aircraft incl. A380, A350, B787
  • Easy access for cable connection and vital components

AXA Power Coil

AXA Power is the first in the market to offer and promote a combined ground power unit and a cable retriever – named the AXA Power Coil.

Incorporating a 90kVA GPU and a cable retriever in one and the same cubicle, the AXA Power Coil offers a considerable cost saving, particularly on installation, as it is delivered on-site fully factory-tested, thus reducing commissioning time to the minimum. Together with its compact design and low weight – approximately 40% less than traditional ‘individual’ systems – the AXA Power Coil provides an elegant and aesthetically pleasing solution to complement any air-bridge, particularly where glass-bridges are preferred.

Benefits include:

  • Easy installation
  • Less stress on passenger boarding bridge
  • Easy operator training
  • Optimum voltage at the aircraft plug
  • High reliability and easy maintenance
  • Quick connection

Pre-conditioned air unit

The AXA Power pre-conditioned air unit sets new standards for PCA. This EU-manufactured PCA – the first modular unit created – is the market’s most innovative, reliable and environmentally friendly PCA ever. The design is based on the ITW GSE group’s experience with PCA, acquired during the past 35 years, in combination with AXA Power’s comprehensive knowledge of controlling and optimizing 400Hz equipment.

The AXA Power PCA is equipped with multiple cooling modules. Quite extraordinarily, each module can easily and quickly be drawn out and replaced by personnel without any specific knowledge of refrigeration. Also, the AXA Power PCA can continue providing cooled air even with one module inactive.

The AXA Power PCA can be installed either as a fixed unit on the ground or hanging underneath the passenger boarding bridge. It provides a supply of fresh and highly filtered air into the aircraft at carefully monitored temperatures. This plays an important role in efficient aircraft turn-around, ensuring a pleasant working environment for staff who are busy getting the aircraft ready, as well as making the plane feel fresh and inviting for the next passengers.

Hamad International Airport (HIA)

Hamad International Airport (HIA) is Qatar’s brand-new airport to replace Doha International Airport, constructed 4km from the existing facility on a 5,400-acre site and Qatar’s only international airport.

Kempegowda International Airport

Kempegowda International Airport, built on the city outskirts commenced its operations in May 2008, after delays in air traffic control services set forward the original planned opening date of 30 March 2008.

Schiphol Airport (AMS/EHAM), Amsterdam

The expansion plans at the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol included the new fifth runway, Polderbaan, opened for operation at the end of February 2003, as well as the renovation of Departure Lounge 1, which opened in 2005.

Changi Airport (SIN/WSSS)

Singapore Changi Airport is a major aviation hub in Asia. It is located in Changi, about 20km east-north-east of Singapore centre. The airport is operated by the Changi Airport Group (CAG) of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).

King Abdul Aziz International Airport (JED/OEJN)

King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah is the third largest and busiest airport of Saudi Arabia. It handled 17.8 million passengers in 2010. The airport is the gateway to Saudi Arabia for a large number of pilgrims. It is close to the cities of Mecca and Medina, two of the holiest sites in Islam.

Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK/VTBS)

The new Suvarnabhumi Airport, which is due to replace the overloaded and unexpandable Bangkok International Airport (Don Muang), was scheduled to open in June 2006.

BAA Airports

The BAA is responsible for the UK's main airports including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Southampton, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Billund Airport (BLL/EKBI)

Billund Airport chose the French supplier Teleflex-Gallet to design and supply a fully automated baggage handling system

Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG)

Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport in Roissy, north of Paris, is undergoing expansion, while recovering from the tragic events of May 2004 when part of the roof of Terminal 2E – the most recent expansion project at the time which opened in June 2003 – collapsed, killing four people and injuring many others.

NEW AXA 2400 Compact 400 Hz Converter Allows 400% Overload Capacity

The new AXA 2400 Compact 400 Hz power supply is ideal for all types of aircraft. It is the only GPU in the market with an overload capacity of merely 400%! - designed to make sure that airports, airlines, aircraft manufacturers and other players will not have to worry about aircraft overload requirements neither now nor in the years to come.

3 October 2013

Four Well-Known Brands Join Forces at ITW GSE

Come and meet AXA Power, Hobart, Houchin and Trilectron at the ITW GSE stand 1230, in Hall 5. Since we all are owned by Illinois Tool Works Inc., we have decided to join forces. We now appear as one strong, unified family in the market place. Come and take a look for yourself.

3 October 2013

AXA Power Celebrate 2011 as Best Year Yet

Vice president of international sales and marketing at AXA Power, Mr. Paul Elvstroem, has proudly announced that 2011 was an all-time high year for AXA Power, commenting, "We had very good sales both with regard to our well-known 400Hz business, but certainly also with regard to our latest product launch: the AXA Power pre-conditioned air (PCA) unit."

14 May 2012

AXA Power of Denmark Announces AXA Walkathon in Munich

During the Inter Airport Exhibition in Munich in October, AXA Power of Denmark has invited distributors and customers to participate in the AXA Walkathon. “If we add all the steps that we walk during an exhibition, we are sure that we can reach the AXA Power Dubai Branch office some 3,1

24 August 2011

AXA Power Releases PCA White Paper

The AXA Power is the first modular PCA on the market and the first with stepless regulation at output. The PCA will deliver the exact flow of cool that is requested, not more and not less. This makes AXA PCA technology vastly superior to traditional PCAs. It means lower energy costs, le

8 August 2011

New Doha International Airport Goes Green on Ground

The New Doha International Airport (NDIA) is scheduled to open in 2012. The new facility will set a new standard in airport and airline efficiency, passenger convenience and service standards. As the new home for Qatar Airways it is envisioned to become a major international gateway to the region

7 August 2011

Qatar Selects AXA Power for New Doha International Airport

New Doha International airport has decided to 'go green on ground with AXA Power PCA and 400Hz. The go green on ground concept of replacing the onboard auxiliary power units with an external 400Hz ground power unit and a pre-conditioned air unit helps airports save 85% on CO2 emiss

3 August 2011

AXA Power Presents the Market’s Most Advanced Pre-Conditioned Air Unit

The AXA Power pre-conditioned air (PCA) unit sets new standards for PCA. This EU manufactured PCA will be the market's most innovative, reliable and environmentally friendly PCA ever; and the first modular one, too. The design is based on the ITW GSE Group's experience with PCA acquired during th

28 September 2009

AXA to Attend Inter Airport Europe 2007

AXA Power, a world-leading provider of solid-state Ground Power Units (GPUs) for the air travel industry, will be attending this year's Inter Airport Europe exhibition at Munich International Airport, Germany, from the 9th to the 12th October. Attracting nearly 600 exhibitors from 30 c

5 October 2007

AXA Power Coil – The Power of Integration

AXA Power introduces a revolutionary two-in-one solution for 400Hz bridge-mounted ground power. Combining a 400Hz 90kVA frequency converter and a cable drum in one housing, the unique, fully-patented AXA power coil represents a radical improvement in the industry. A New Approach

8 November 2006

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