WheelTug for Icelandair
23 August 2013
WheelTug plc has announced the execution of a Slot Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Icelandair. With the new reservations the order book of WheelTug® aircraft drive systems has grown to 573 delivery slots reserved by 11 international airlines. Icelandair becomes the first carrier to reserve WheelTug Delivery Slots for the new Boeing 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. 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.