Skyjack has more than 60 electric scissor lifts, owned by Motormac Rentals, working at one of Brazil’s largest aviation hubs, Viracopos International Airport in Campinas, the third largest city in Sao Paulo state, the Canadian aerial work platform manufacturer said. The machines are helping to expand and upgrade the airport terminals to keep up with a growing number of passengers. Viracopos International is the sixth largest airport in Brazil, and is undergoing expansion and renovation because of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.
In 2013, Viracopos International Airport received 9.3 million passengers and 260,000 tons of cargo. The airport is projected to receive 80 million passengers annually by 2042 and transport many times more cargo than it does currently.
The first phase of the $3.5 billion expansion involves 63 SJIII 4626 and SJIII 4632 electric scissorlifts helping to construct a new 1.2 million square foot terminal.
The scissorlifts are being used to install electrical components, hydraulic pipes, air conditioning parts, and safety equipment including fire extinguishers and speakers for radio and audio announcements at the airport. Towards the end of the project, the units will also help with waterproofing and painting jobs.
The scissorlifts are also helping to make Viracopos International Airport one of the most technologically advanced airports in Brazil. Operators have been using the units to install state-of-the-art data transmission cables and Internet connection devices.
Motormac Rental specializes in equipment rental for a diverse range of industries, offering generators, aerial work platforms, light towers and telehandlers.