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Rushlift boosts rental fleet

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 ( #923 )
Rushlift GSE plans to invest GBP2.2 million in a fleet upgrade.
Rushlift GSE plans to invest GBP2.2 million in a fleet upgrade.
Rushlift GSE, the specialist airport ground support equipment subsidiary of Doosan Industrial Vehicles UK, has announced plans to invest GBP2.2 million (USD2.8 million) in its national short-term rental fleet over 2019/20. The investment represents the largest short-term rental equipment spend for the company to date and will expand Rushlift GSE's short-term rental fleet to over 500 units. The entire fleet is less than four years old and is available for short- or long-term hire. Along with a significant boost to the number of Charlatte and TLD electric baggage tugs for hire, the investment will also increase availability of air-start units for both narrow and wide-bodied aircraft, enhance the range of pushback tugs in the fleet and add to the high number of trailers and baggage carts on standby for short-term rental. Tim Willett, operations director at Rushlift GSE, says the fleet expansion demonstrates a commitment to providing customers with the most up-to-date vehicles available. "Busy airlines often have unexpected peaks in demand, where ground support equipment may be needed at short notice to cope with the challenge, or it may be that it just doesn't make sense to have a large dedicated fleet all year around. Our extensive and growing pool of reliable, well-maintained vehicles can be rented on a flexible basis, which helps airlines reduce exposure to both operational and financial risk. And if the need becomes more long-term, then contract terms can be adapted as required."