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WheelTug and Evionica Sign Training Agreement

June 14, 2023
E-taxi pioneer WheelTug and Evionica, an aviation software and training provider, have signed a partnership agreement to develop pilot training for the WheelTug system.
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Düsseldorf Airport and WheelTug Agree to Conduct FASTGate Feasibility Study

Oct. 3, 2022
WheelTug plc, an electric taxi pioneer, and Düsseldorf Airport have signed a memorandum of understanding on conducting a FASTGate (Fast And Safe Turn) feasibility study.
Wheel Tug Mem Profile
Wheels & Brakes


July 28, 2022
The WheelTug system enables pilots to taxi and maneuver aircraft with engines off using electric motors inside the nose wheels. This eliminates jet blasts in busy areas and greatly...
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AlbaStar CEO Michael Harrington and WheelTug CEO Isaiah Cox signing the agreement.
Wheels & Brakes

WheelTug Announces AlbaStar as Launch Customer

July 28, 2022
Aviation pioneer WheelTug announces that Spanish airline AlbaStar has signed as the WheelTug launch customer for Europe and will be the first to employ WheelTug’s innovative electric...
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Green / Alternative Energy GSE

WheelTug and Prague Airport Announce FASTGate Feasibility Study

June 23, 2022
The parties will cooperate on an assessment of the airport, evaluating how the WheelTug e-taxi system can improve the efficiency of the existing infrastructure through the implementatio...

Wheel Tug Signs Another Slot Agreement

April 16, 2018
A Third Airline Chooses WheelTug in 2018.

Kenya Airways Signs up for WheelTug

April 5, 2018
Under this agreement, the WheelTug system will enable Kenya Airways airplanes to taxi forward and backward, using small electric motors in their nosewheels rather than jet engines...

WheelTug Receives FAA Go-Ahead for Airplane E-Taxi System Certification Plans

Jan. 11, 2017
The WheelTug system enables an airplane to taxi forward and backward, using small electric motors in its nosewheels rather than jet engines or a tow tug.

WheelTug's Iron Foot Disclosed

July 24, 2014
Iron Foot is the mechanical test rig for testing the WheelTug across a range of aircraft and airport operating parameters.
The development, design and certification of the system will be done by airberlin technik and FTI, a specialist in camera systems. WheelTug will provide the new system to its customers along with an electronic nose wheel drive system, which is also currently under development.
Aircraft Airframe & Accessories

Airberlin Technik To Develop Camera-guided Parking System For Aircraft

July 17, 2014
'Pilot Ground Situation Awareness System' should enable pilots to maneuver unaided on the ground using cameras on the fuselage and vertical stabilizer as well as sensors placed...

Articles & News

Lufthansa Technik
With airlines concerned about both fuel costs and engine emissions, one recent area of focus has been taxi-out and taxi-in operations. New electric propulsion systems give the aircraft the ability to move on the ground without using its engines or ground support equipment.
GSE Distributors, Suppliers & Manufacturers

No More Pushbacks?

Sept. 22, 2013
Manufacturers develop electric motorized systems to allow for engine-off taxiing.

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WheelTug plc and airberlin technik GmbH to Develop Pilot Ground Situation Awareness System (PGSA) for Narrow Body Aircraft

July 15, 2014
The PGSA will include cameras for detecting wing tips and rear view and low visibility capability to allow for operation at night and during inclement weather.
Green / Alternative Energy GSE

Ultra Electronics Joins WheelTug Team

May 9, 2014
The order book for WheelTug® aircraft drive systems is currently at 785 delivery slots reserved by 14 airlines from Europe, America, the Middle East and Asia.

WheelTug Order Book Now At 781 Aircraft

Jan. 29, 2014
New reservations include 13 airlines from Europe, America, the Middle East and Asia.
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WheelTug Names Scott Perkins As Chief Engineer

Oct. 30, 2013
Perkins' accomplishments to date include establishing Messier-Dowty where he led the technical development of the Boeing 787 landing gear.

Volaris Reserves WheelTug Delivery Slots

Oct. 23, 2013
The new reservations bring orders to 731 delivery slots for 13 airlines from Europe, America, the Middle East and Asia.

Malaysia Airlines Reserves WheelTug Delivery Slots

Oct. 10, 2013
With the new reservations the order book of WheelTug aircraft drive systems grows to 641 delivery slots reserved by twelve airlines from Europe, America, the Middle East and Asia...
The electric WheelTug unit needs only four pounds of fuel per minute by using the aircraft's auxiliary power unit (APU), representing an 80 percent reduction in ground operation fuel consumption.
Green / Alternative Energy GSE

WheelTug Wins Eco-Technology Of The Year Award

Aug. 1, 2013
Air Transport World magazine recognized electric taxiing system.
Green / Alternative Energy GSE

Icelandair Reserves WheelTug Delivery Slots

June 12, 2013
The carrier is the first to reserve WheelTug delivery slots for 737MAX aircraft.

WheelTug, airberlin Sign Letter Of Intent For Electric Drive System

June 4, 2013
Germany's second largest airline could install the system on 47 Boeing 737NG aircraft and 63 aircraft from the Airbus A320 family.