Lufthansa Technik subsidiary Lufthansa Engineering and Operational Services (LEOS) plans to deploy electrically powered hybrid towbarless aircraft tugs made by Kalmar Motor of Sweden. The electrically powered tug, eSchlepper, can move aircraft with a maximum take-off weight of up to 600 tons. The first prototype is planned for delivery at the end of 2014 and will be used for repositioning and hangar towing of long-haul aircraft, towing them over distances up to seven kilometers. eSchlepper ...

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