Goldhofer’s first electric towbarless aircraft tractor has been delivered to Lufthansa Engineering and Operational Services (LEOS) in Frankfurt.
Following the successful completion of trials in Munich, Vienna, Zurich, and Los Angeles, Goldhofer’s first customer-ready electric Phoenix E towbarless aircraft tractor has been delivered to Lufthansa LEOS at Frankfurt Airport.
The Phoenix towbarless aircraft tractor is the flagship of the Goldhofer fleet, offering speeds of up to 32km/h for maintenance tows. It can handle the full range of today’s aircraft, up to a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 352 tons.
The e-version comes with Goldhofer’s tried-and-tested IonMaster technology, a high-performance electric drive that works with 700V lithium-ion batteries. In addition, its thermo management system delivers very short charging times, and supports fast charging at all standard AC and DC charging points up to 150kW, according to Goldhofer.