China Eastern Airlines (CEA) is taking delivery of 20 Goldhofer AST-2X Phoenix tow tractors for use at Shanghai’s two airports. The deal will deliver 12 of the tow-tractors to Shanghai-Pudong (IATA: PVG) and eight to Shanghai-Hongqiao (SHA).
The vehicles are equipped with Tier 4 engines, the most environmentally-friendly diesel motors currently available and have a towing speed of 20mph (32km/h) with a full load.
Lothar Holder, Head of Goldhofer Airport Technology, commented: “We are delighted that, on the basis of their consistently positive experiences with our products, the CEA management is now also opting for the AST-2X Phoenix as the next generation of Goldhofer aircraft tow tractors. Our thanks also go to our dealer BeDe in Beijing, who was behind this transaction with a total order volume of over US$10 million.”