October 9, 2013
Malaysia Airlines reserves WheelTug delivery slots
WheelTug plc announced the execution of a Slot Purchase Agreement with Malaysia Airline System Berhad Airlines for 68 737NG Systems. With the new reservations the order book of WheelTug aircraft drive systems grows to 641 delivery slots reserved by twelve airlines from Europe, America, the Middle East and Asia. Seven of those airlines are flag carriers. Current commercial aviation practice utilizes a tug for aircraft gate pushback, while forward taxi is powered by the aircraft’s engines. The electric WheelTug unit drives the aircraft without using the engines.