Friday, July 24, 2015

Mercedes-Benz Econic with scissorlift body: Two Econic 2630 trucks handed over to Wisag Aviation Service



•    To be used as airport service vehicles at Frankfurt airport
•    Supply of cabin equipment to aircraft, ranging from passenger blankets to newspapers
•    Medical lift to carry the infirm and wheelchair users
•    Low-frame concept and low overall vehicle height allows deliveries to practically all aircraft types
Press Information

23 July 2015
Stuttgart/Frankfurt – Two Mercedes-Benz Econic 2630 trucks have been handed over to Wisag Aviation Service in Frankfurt, a company specialising in airport services. The vehicles are used to deliver supplies to aircraft ranging from passenger blankets and cushions to magazines and newspapers. In addition these vehicles with their scissorlift bodies can also be used as "medical lifts" for wheelchair users and infirm passengers. "The investment has definitely been worthwhile, as the Econic 2630 is not only efficient and environmentally friendly by virtue of its design. Thanks to its improved safety technology, the new Econic also eases the daily workload of our personnel when making deliveries to aircraft at Frankfurt airport," says Hartmut Meyer, General Manager of Wisag Aviation Service Holding.

Users of the Mercedes-Benz Econic appreciate the low-entry concept with its convenient access and outstanding visibility through the large, panoramic windscreen as well as to both sides. Visibility is further improved by cameras for a 360-degree all-round view and the so-called blind-spot camera system. The Mercedes-Benz Econic is equipped with an Allison automatic transmission as standard. This means that the driver can concentrate fully on the traffic situation, which benefits safety on the apron.

Moreover, thanks to its low-frame concept in combination with the low cab available ex factory, the Econic has an overall vehicle height which allows it to deliver supplies to all current aircraft types from the MD80 to the Airbus A380, without requiring a slimmed-down cab or any modifications to the cab.

Wisag Aviation Service Holding is a leading specialist in airport services. Its core business is ground-based transport services for airports and airlines, predominantly provided with its own employees. Its activities encompass Airport Service, Ground Service, Passage Service, Cargo Service and Airport Personal Service.

A photo of the Mercedes-Benz Econic with the index number 15A464 is available online: www.media.daimler.com

Caption for photo 15A464:
Two Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks have been handed over to Wisag Aviation Service in Frankfurt, a company specialising in airport services. The vehicles are used to deliver supplies to aircraft and for waste removal.

Contacts:
Jürgen Barth, +49 (0) 711 175 2077, juergen.barth@daimler.com
Uta Leitner, +49 (0)711 175 3058, uta.leitner@daimler.com
Heidi Frühe (Wisag), +49 69 505044-260, heidi.fruehe@wisag.de

Further information about Mercedes-Benz is available online: www.media.daimler.com and www.mercedes-benz.com

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