AVIATION TECHNOLOGY

What Was The First Jetliner To Be Fitted With An APU?

April 14, 2022

An Auxiliary Power Unit (A.P.U.) is the device that powers most aircraft functions when the plane is on the ground. From cabin lights to avionics onboard, APUs have become essential for modern jets. But what was the first jetliner to be fitted with one of these?

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