Eagle Tugs goes Green with New Electric Aircraft Tugs

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Eagle Tugs offers new A/C electric powered aircraft tow tractor packed with all the benefits of their TT Series.

We are known around the world for the reliability and functionality of our All Wheel Drive aircraft tugs. When we design new products, it is our goal that they meet the same standards as our existing products that have 40 years of improvements behind them

With today's desire to "go green," and use clean energy technology, FBOs, corporate flight departments, regional airlines, and military flight operations have struggled to find a rugged and reliable aircraft tow tractor.

Eagle Tugs is introducing the next generation of their well known Eagle TT series of aircraft tractors. The eTT-12 Electric Tow Tractor not only shares the same features of the TT series--including all wheel drive, an ergonomic operator compartment, and direct hitch visibility -- it is also equipped with all wheel steering for better maneuverability, and is powered by an environmentally friendly 80V A/C electric drive.

Building an electric tug with the same features and functionality of their TT series was their objective. "We are known around the world for the reliability and functionality of our All Wheel Drive aircraft tugs. When we design new products, it is our goal that they meet the same standards as our existing products that have 40 years of improvements behind them," mentions Jace Morgan, President of Eagle Tugs.

The eTT-12 Electric Aircraft Tug was designed and manufactured to maximize battery life. Eagle Tugs understands the heavy demands placed on equipment in the aviation industry. With that in mind, the eTT-12 is equipped with energy efficient components such as LED lighting, and utilizes features like regenerative braking that sends electricity from the motor back into the battery every time it slows down.

Regarding the transition to electrics within the aviation industry, Morgan says, "We've been manufacturing electric tow tractors for the industrial market for years. We waited to introduce our A/C electric drive train in to our aircraft tractors until we knew there was a high demand for electrics, and not other clean energy technologies like hydrogen and hybrids. With the recent increases in the price of fuel, and the continued push for lower emissions at airports, the demand for our electric tow tractors continues to grow. We are very excited about our new line of electric aircraft tractors."

About Eagle Tugs
Eagle Tugs has been providing commercial aviation, military, industrial, and transit customers with reliable, highly functional aircraft tugs for the past 40 years. The goal at Eagle Tugs is to offer high quality products and the highest level of customer service to its customers.

Contact Eagle Tugs:
1-800-671-0431 (+1 734-442-1000)
Eagle Tugs

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