Aviator, a Nordic one-stop shop for aviation ground handling services, has introduced Kalmar FB600EL, a fully electric tow tractor for pushback and maintenance towing of wide-body aircraft, to Aviator Finland operations, increasing its bases operational capability and reducing Aviator’s environmental footprint.
The fullyelectric sixty-ton conventional tractor increases Aviator Finland’s capability within wide-body operations and is a welcome addition to the company’s arsenal of ground support equipment (GSE). The machine is suitable for towing weights of up to 600,000 kilograms and can be used for aircraft of the majority of Aviator’s customers, including Embraer ERJ190s, Airbus A319-321s, A330s, A350s and Boeing 737s, 757s, and 787s.
As the global attention to eco-consciousness continues to grow, the Kalmar FB600EL tow truck marks the next step in Aviator’s sustainability initiative towards electrically operated GSE. When fully charged, the vehicle can be in operation for four hours. It is capable of handling aircraft, while producing zero emissions and less noise than conventional diesel-powered units.