June 12, 2013
Icelandair reserves WheelTug delivery slots
WheelTug reported the execution of a Slot Purchase Agreement with Icelandair. With the new reservations the order book of WheelTug aircraft drive systems grows to 573 delivery slots reserved by eleven airlines from Europe, America, the Middle East and the Far East. Icelandair becomes the first carrier to reserve WheelTug Delivery Slots for 737MAX aircraft. 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.