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Aircraft Ground Energy System AGES

ISTinox PCA Systems - The cool solution

Visit us at the Expo

We warmly invite you to visit us at the upcoming inter Airport europe trade fair. At our stand no. 1438 in hall B5 we will present our innovative PCA systems to you.

We look forward to seeing you.

Kind regards

Andrea Zimmermann

For over 40 years, we have been manufacturing and assembling stainless steel process engineering plants, equipment, tanks and pipelines for the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, food and beverage industries, machinery and printing industries, as well as for water supply systems, municipal facilities and airports.

In the field of Airport Systems, we offer the world‘s first totally integrated system for the supply of electrical power (400 Hz) and pre-conditioned air (PCA) to aircraft on the ground: the Aircraft Ground Energy System AGES.

In the last decades, the cooling of the aircraft has been conventionally carried out with DX equipment, whereby optimal cooling of the Aircraft cabin was never achieved. ISTinox DXi stands for a conventional, stand-alone PCA device (DX) with the difference that we revolutionize the cooling of the aircraft with an innovative (i) new concept and thus ensuring the well-being of the passengers and the aircraft crew under all conditions.

Through the use of high-quality materials, ISTinox Pre-conditioned Air products have an above average service life with low maintenance and minimal pressure and temperature losses. In addition, the use of stainless steel allows compliance with the highest hygienic standards.

Latest News: Successful first test phase at Zurich Airport


In June 2020, the first Elephantino Retriever system was implemented at Zurich Airport in Terminal B and replaced the previous Hose reel system after more than 20 years. First experiences could be gained and the system convinces not only in terms of handling and flexibility, but also through lower pressure losses and a much higher performance. In contrast to the reel system, in which the entire length of the hose must always be rolled out, with the Elephantino only the required length can be extended and kinks in the hose are avoided.



We have been providing comprehensive, innovative and customized solutions for a wide range of industries for more than 40 years. Due to our pioneering position in stainless steel processing, we can rely on many years of experience and guarantee you the best professional solution. Read more



"Only the consistently high chemical and mechanical resistance of stainless steel ensures consistently reliable quality, hygiene and aesthetics." Read more

Customers who have trusted us for many years, thank you!

"We are more than satisfied with the Pre-conditioned Air systems from ISTinox, which have been installed in 1999, and we have not had any problems within the over 17 years of operation at the dock E. The products are still in use, virtually maintenance free and no parts had to be replaced or substituted." Bruno Asal, Head of the HVAC Airport Zurich

"We would like to take the opportunity to reward their (ISTinox) outstanding partnership and professionalism, and we would recommend the company at any time."
Maximilian Hartwig, overall project manager PCA at Munich Airport

Latest News from IST-Edelstahl-Anlagenbau AG

29.06.2020 ISTinox "Elephantino" at Zurich Airport

The first ISTinox "Elephantino" system has been implemented at Airport Zurich Terminal B. With the new ISTinox retriever system, the handling of the PCA hoses is optimized. Depending on the type of aircraft, the ground staff can roll out the specifically needed length of the air hose. This prevents the overhang of the hose on the apron and reduces the potential for kinks and corresponding pressure losses. Read more...

20.02.2020 New ISTinox Telescopic Tubes at Heathrow Airport

In order to optimize the performance, especially pressure and temperature losses of the PCA system, the existing telescopic tubes and the PCA Piping from the PCA unit to the rotunda at Gate 340 A + B have been replaced by ISTinox Stainless Steel Telescopic Tubes and Piping systems. Read more...

14.11.2019 New Telescopic Tube at Zurich Airport

The existing aluminum telescopic tubes at Zurich Airport, Terminal B, have been replaced by ISTinox stainless steel telescopic tubes. The stainless steel pipes are characterized by a longer service life, lower maintenance and a high standard of hygiene. Read more...