February 3, 2010
GIBRALTAR--(Marketwire - February 3, 2010) - WheelTug Limited with partner Co-Operative
Industries, reported today the successful completion of an Electrical Load
Measurement (ELM) development test on a Boeing B737NG. The tests confirm
sufficient power is available to operate a WheelTug®.
The tests were conducted in January at Hartsfield-Jackson International
Airport in Atlanta, GA in the presence of independent observers.
WheelTug® is a unique concept in aircraft ground operations. This
patented electric drive system incorporates high performance electric
motors installed in the nosewheels of the aircraft, providing full mobility
without the use of the aircraft main engines or tugs for pushback and taxi
operations. WheelTug uses power from the aircraft onboard Auxiliary Power
Unit (APU). The resulting improvements in efficiency, flexibility, fuel
savings and reduced maintenance yield savings projected to be on the order
of half a million dollars per aircraft per
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