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Photo and Caption: Delta Air Lines Receives First Fleet of Electric Airport Ground-Support Equipment

October 20, 2006



Clean Air Communities (CAC), through its Queens Clean Air Project (QCAP), Delta Air Lines and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) today unveiled the regionís first fleet of electric airport ground-support equipment on October 17 at the historic Marine Air Terminal at La Guardia Airport which is located in Queens and operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. This project will enable the Delta Air Lines to replace the diesel equipment servicing the Delta Shuttle with fast-charging electric ground equipment, thereby reducing emissions by 19.2 tons per year.  Gathered for the event are:  (L-R) Bill Biermann, Marketing Manager for Charlatte America, the maker of the vehicle; Joe Leary, NYPAís Director of Public & Government Affairs for Southeast New York; Paul Tartaglia, NYPAís Regional Manager for Southeast New York; Helen Marshall, Queens Borough President; Debbi Edelstein, Director, Clean Air Communities; Tim Wix, General Manager of Ground Support Equipment, Delta Air Lines; Tom Bosco, Deputy General Manager, LaGuardia Airport, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey; John Markowitz, NYPAís lead electrical transportation engineer on the project.

 Photo Credit:  NYPA 

 For more information, please contact:   Connie Cullen, 914-390-8196

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