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Improved eSchlepper goes to work at Frankfurt

08 June 2018
Kalmar Motor electric-drive eTug at Frankfurt Airport. Source: Lufthansa

Kalmar Motor has improved its bespoke electric-drive TBL 800 eSchlepper aircraft tow tractor for Lufthansa LEOS at Frankfurt Airport, following feedback from ground handlers at the German hub.

Sweden-based Kalmar also plans to offer electric versions of all their vehicle types by 2021.

Lufthansa LEOS deployed its first TBL 800 went into service in 2016 and it recently received a second unit with functional improvements.

The TBL 800 was the first hybrid tractor able to provide pushback and high-speed towing on widebodies, such as the B-767 and A380.

Certification was undertaken by Kalmar and Lufthansa LEOS, a subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik AG, as part of the Airport eMove project at Frankfurt Airport (this, in turn, was part of the wider E-PORT AN initiative involving Lufthansa and airport operator Fraport).

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