November 15, 2012
WheelTug signs letter of intent with KLM
WheelTug plc announced the execution of a letter of intent with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, to explore possibilities to install the WheelTug aircraft electric drive system on its aircraft fleet in the future. WheelTug plc, based in Gibraltar, is developing the new technology. Subject to certification of the system and execution of a definitive agreement, the system will be installed. WheelTug now has 258 aircraft delivery slots allocated for this system. 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. The WheelTug system is being developed initially for the Boeing 737NG and Airbus A320, the world’s most widely flown aircraft.