WheelTug builds up order book
10 April 2013
WheelTug plc has announced the execution of a Slot Purchase Agreement with Turkey’s Corendon Airlines. With 10 new reservations, the backlog of WheelTug® aircraft drive systems has risen to 439 delivery slots reserved by nine 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. WheelTug has estimated the total savings at more than USD 700 000 per aircraft per year. WheelTug Systems will be offered to the airlines entirely on a lease, or power-by-the-hour basis, so that the systems can be installed and operated on aircraft without any capital expenditure on the part of the airline whatsoever.