September 13, 2022


CARTERSVILLE, GA – Textron Ground Support Equipment Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company and a leading supplier of ground support equipment for the global aviation industry, introduces Intellimix™ technology for its Safeaero™ 220 single-operator deicer.

Intellimix technology optimizes the deicing process by delivering the perfect blend of heat and fluids. In traditional deicers, fluids are mixed and heated on the vehicle’s chassis and then pumped up the boom for spraying. This process requires fluids to be flushed between planes as the ambient temperature changes, to ensure that the correct fluid mix is deployed. Intellimix circulates at temperature fluids used in the deicing process, but does not mix them until they reach the nozzle. This eliminates the need to flush fluids, lowering operating costs, increasing productivity, enhancing safety, and reducing environmental impacts.

Intellimix will be featured on the Safeaero 220, which offers customers the efficiencies of one person driving, maneuvering, and deicing the aircraft from one cab. The CE-certified Safeaero 220 is a high-performance deicer, with features that include an extensive operational radius and compact size, stainless steel tanks, 4-mode nozzle control system, automotive steering, and collision warning system. Now, Intellimix technology is the perfect addition to the Safeaero 220 for even more efficient, safe, and reliable deicing.

“Intellimix technology enables us to increase our customers’ operating efficiencies while strengthening our commitment to sustainability,” said Matt Chaffin, Vice President and General Manager, Textron GSE for Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. “The Safeaero 220, equipped with Intellimix, is designed to exceed customer expectations and offer superior performance when time matters most.”

Intellimix will debut at the 2022 GSE Expo Europe, Sept. 13-15 in Paris at the Textron GSE booth EX36. Customers should contact their Textron GSE sales representative to learn more. For the latest innovations from TUG™, Premier™, Safeaero™ and Douglas™, visit

About Textron Ground Support Equipment Inc.

Textron Ground Support Equipment Inc. is a leading global provider of ground support equipment and service under the TUG™, Douglas™, Premier™, and Safeaero™ brands. Textron GSE offers a diverse product lineup of conventional and towbarless pushbacks, baggage tractors, tow tractors, belt loaders, single and dual operation deicers, ground power units, air starts, and air conditioning units. These products are built in world-class manufacturing facilities in Cartersville, Ga. and Trelleborg, Sweden, and serviced through airport service locations across the world. Textron GSE operates as part of the Textron Specialized Vehicles business.

About Textron Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Pipistrel, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit:

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