July 10, 2012
WheelTug signs Letter of Intent with Onur Air for 22 A320 aircraft
Onur Air, Turkey’s largest privately-owned airline company and WheelTug announced the execution of a Letter of Intent under which Onur Air, subject to all financial, technical and operational feasibility checks and necessary regulatory approvals, has the right to lease WheelTug Aircraft Drive Systems for installation on 22 of its Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. With this agreement, over two hundred and thirty WheelTug delivery slots have been reserved by airlines. The WheelTug electric drive system uses high-performance electric motors, installed in the nose gear wheels of an aircraft, to provide full mobility while on the ground, without the use of the aircraft’s jet engines or tugs for both pushback and taxi operations.