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WheelTug Claims 785 Aircraft Orders

February 23, 2014 in Aviation, Electric Drive by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Nose-Wheel Motors Promise Significant Operational Savings

Gibraltar-based WheelTug reports that it has orders – “slot reservations” – for its tug-eliminating nose-wheel motor systems for 785 aircraft, including four for Canada’s Air Transat and 50 for an un-named buyer of Boeing’s new 737 Max jet. The addition of Air Transat brings WheelTug’s airline customer total to 14 in Europe, America, the Middle East and Asia.

WheelTug Claims Nearly 450 Orders

March 17, 2013 in Aviation, Electric Drive by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Motors for Airliner Nose Wheels Promise Significant Savings

Gibraltar-based WheelTug said last week that new “slot purchase agreements” with an undisclosed Boeing 737 operator and with Turkey’s Corendon Airlines (for ten units) have brought its backlog to 439 delivery slots reserved by nine airlines.

WheelTug Has KLM, Parker Deals

December 2, 2012 in Aviation, Electric Drive by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Wheel Motor Lets Aircraft Taxi on APU for Operational Savings

Gibraltar-based WheelTug has disclosed a letter of intent for KLM to test its wheel motor design allowing jet aircraft to taxi without running their main engines, as well as an MoU with the aircraft wheel and brake division of Parker Aerospace for wheels for the WheelTug system on Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 jets.

Electric Motors for Slashing Airline Costs

March 28, 2012 in Aviation, Electric Drive by rich  |  No Comments

Gibraltar-based WheelTug says that electric motors in the nose wheels of jetliners can allow them to move using neither main engines nor tugs, and can save airlines the equivalent of 6 to 7% of their fuel use.

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