Will a battery powered aircraft tractor be able to tow a gigantic long haul aircraft. Of course! Peter Fischer at Celltech will tell us how this is feasible.
– This has been an educational and an inspiring project and I am very satisfied with the final solution, says Peter Fischer, Production Manager, Celltech Standard Batteries.
Minimize the pollution
The entire air transport industry as well as all the airports have very strict demands on minimizing the pollution these days. The goal is to ensure as a sustainable operation as possible. Kalmar Motor have procured a brand new type of hybrid-airplane tractor, powered by batteries, which are being charged by a small diesel engine. The solution was developed by Celltech in co-operation with the cell manufacturer, Valence.
– The challenge was to find a battery solution, which could work as the same time as the security was an important issue, says Mats Petersson, Kalmar Motor’s MD.