Fraport and Lufthansa Co-testing Remote-Controlled Aircraft Tug at Frankfurt Airport 

(Photo: Fraport)

Fraport, the management company behind Frankfurt Airport, has joined forces with Lufthansa to co-test a remote-controlled aircraft tug. Fraport Ground Services at Frankfurt Airport said has been using the electric vehicle manufactured by Mototok International for several months. Key test partner Lufthansa is supplying aircraft for the pushback, a procedure during which the e-tug pushes the aircraft backwards out of its parking position and on to the taxiway. The Mototok Spacer 8600 is designed for use with the entire A320 family and the Boeing 737. An employee working for Fraport Ground Services operates the tug by remote control.