January 29, 2014
Wheeltug order book now at 781 aircraft
WheelTug plc reported the execution of an agreement for 50 WheelTug systems for 737 MAX aircraft. The customer is unnamed at this time. With the new reservations the order book of WheelTug aircraft drive systems grows to 781 delivery slots reserved by thirteen airlines from Europe, America, the Middle East and Asia. WheelTug is in active discussions with over 300 airlines worldwide, and expects to surpass 1,000 slot reservations this year. 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.