WheelTug and Flydubai signed agreement to reserve up to 60 WheelTug systems for Flydubai’s fleet
10 August 2018
WheelTug and Dubai-based airline Flydubai have signed an agreement to reserve up to 60 WheelTug systems for Flydubai’s fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8 and Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft. With this agreement, the total number of WheelTug systems reserved is now well over 1,100 for two dozen airlines. The WheelTug system uses high-performance electric motors, installed in the nose gear wheels of an aircraft, to provide full mobility and enhanced autonomy while on the ground. Pilots can drive pushback and taxi operations themselves without having to use tugs or the aircraft’s jet engines. WheelTug will enable Flydubai to help make its ground operations more efficient and reliable, leading to lower costs and improved fleet utilisation.