Secure and High Performance Technology
- requires no changes to aircrafts;
- requires minor modification of taxiways and
The jetTRACS-system consists of two main
components: A fleet of automated guided
towing vehicles (AGTV) and a navigation and management system.
Aircrafts landing on an airport equipped with a
system stop in a parking area nearby the runway and shut-down their
engines. Only the APU remains turned on.
The navigation and management system
select the nearest available and suitable AGTV and guide it to the
position of the aircraft. The towbarless AGTV picks up the aircraft
autonomous and pulls it to its final parking position, guided
by the navigation and management system.
The travel route calculated by
the navigation and management system depends on pickup position, final
parking position, size of towed aircraft and positions of other AGTV's
to ensure conflict- and collision-free transportation.
the final parking position the AGTV releases the aircraft and stands-by
for bush-back or further towing orders.
When the aircraft is ready for
departure an AGTV picks up the aircraft again and pulls it to another
parking area close to the runway. Now pilots can start the engines just
spool-up time before take-off.
New Application - Established Know-How
The jetTRACS-system is combining
technologies, which have been established since many years.
All components have already shown their capability and reliability in