Turbine-powered Air Start Units (ASU)
For commercial and military purposes
The Rheinmetall MSU family of ASUs has proven its reliability since 1996.
The first fully electric ASU on the market
The Rheinmetall eMSU allows for carbon-free engine starts and reduction in overall ground operation emissions. It is powered by lithium-ion battery packs that ensure maximum running time and minimal energy loss. The eMSU requires very low maintenance and is designed to thrive in harsh conditions. This fully electric air start unit requires no warm-up or cool-down phase. It is the greenest ASU solution on the market!
The turbine-powered air start unit
The only turbine-powered ASU on the market, the Rheinmetall MSU keeps commercial aircraft running on time. Designed to be reliable and versatile, the Rheinmetall MSU is powered by gas turbine engines that are unique in their class. Proven across the globe in any climate conditions, the MSU is also remarkably easy to operate and store with its compact size.The MSU 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.