Posted on: 21 October 2013 by Mark Howells
WheelTug and Volaris have announced a Slot Option Purchase Agreement for the airline to take Airbus A320 WheelTug systems.
The agreement take the orderbook for WheelTug aircraft drive systems to 731 delivery slots reserved by 13 airlines from Europe, America, the Middle East and Asia.
In addition to lower ground operation fuel consumption, WheelTug cites as other benefits of the aircraft drive systems: removal of the time and safety costs of the use of ground tugs, substantially reduced carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, increased safety and flexibility of operations, faster turnaround times, reduced engine wear and repair costs, and decreased noise pollution. WheelTug estimates the total savings at over $1.1 million per aircraft per year.