Rheinmetall manufactures Air Start Units (ASU) for commercial and military purposes to start all main engines of today’s and tomorrows generation of aircraft up to the most demanding B777-300ER and A380. The Rheinmetall MSU family of ASU has proven its reliability since 1996.
Rheinmetall eMSU — the world’s first all-electric air start unit. It fully charges in 1 to 2 hours when plugged into a DC charger with a high voltage connection (800VDC) or up to 5 to 6 hours when plugged into a 25 kW AC charging station. The eMSU requires very low maintenance and is designed to thrive in harsh conditions. This fully electric air start unit which is operated through a touchscreen panel, requires no warm-up or cool-down phase. Easy to operate, it is the greenest ASU solution on the market.
Rheinmetall MSU 200 keeps commercial aircraft running on time with the only turbine-powered air start unit. Easy to use, the Rheinmetall MSU 200 is powered by gas turbine engines, unique in their class. This ASU has a service life of over 20 years and is virtually maintenance free. With a short runtime of only 6 minutes per start and no need for a cool-down phase, fuel consumption is minimal. The Rheinmetall MSU 200 demonstrated efficiency in any climate conditions and his compact size makes it easier to operate and store.
Rheinmetall MSU-GP is an air start unit built with integrated ground power — the only one of its kind. As the only turbine powered ASU, it is lighter to deploy and more compact than a diesel engine unit. It’s proven across the globe in extreme weather environments. An integrated ground power, means 2-for-1: it saves critical space with both a bleed air and electrical power supply in a single unit, while improving cost effectiveness. This ASU offers a fuel flexibility and an adaptable design to meet the user’s specific requirements. Easy to handle with is compact size the Rheinmetall MSU-GP is a workhorse.