The first Euro VI-compliant Mercedes-Benz Econic NGT (Natural Gas Technology) has been delivered to Vienna International Airport. The natural-gas-powered truck will operate as a catering truck equipped with a lifting mechanism manufactured by Doll.
Econic’s low cab enables a very low delivery height from catering vehicle to plane, which means that all the more widespread types of aircraft, from the Boeing 737 to the Airbus A 380, can be served. This is because a part of the vehicle superstructure is located above the cab, so that the cab’s height is decisive when it comes to delivering to smaller aircraft.
With the new Econic NGT, Vienna Airport is also setting new standards of environmental compatibility – the CO2 emissions of the gas-fuelled engine are around 20 percent lower than those of a diesel engine. When powered by biogas the Econic is actually CO2 neutral.
Apart from the environmental friendliness of the Mercedes-Benz Econic NGT, its users value the low-entry design which makes for ease of access and exceptional visibility enabled by its low, large-area panoramic windscreen. Visibility is further enhanced by the cameras that provide a 360 degree all-round view.
The Mercedes-Benz Econic is equipped with an Allison automatic transmission as standard. This allows the driver to fully concentrate on driving and traffic, benefiting safety on the airport apron.