Aircraft Articles

Market Wire

WheelTug Announces Successful Electric Load Test on Boeing B737NG

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

Read entire article on Market Wire
« Previous Article Next Article »

More From Aircraft Articles

  • ANN Needs Feedback On 2010's Best Aircraft and Products
  • Aero-TV: Robinson's Revolutionary R66 -- The Turbine 'Robby' Exceeds Expectation
  • NASA Seeks Nonprofit To Manage Space Station National Lab Research
  • Best of Luxury

    Finding the best in luxury can be a daunting task, which is why we've taken it on for you.
    View All Best of Luxury