Aviator Finland introduces fully electric tow vehicle FB600EL to operations

Aviator announces the introduction of 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 fully-electric sixty-tonne 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 ERJ190, Airbus A319-321, A330, A350 and Boeing 737, 757, 787.

“Aviator and Kalmar Motor have a long-standing relationship and together share the same goals of achieving the highest quality of operations, customer service and a desire to reduce airport GSE emissions. The proven clean technology from Kalmar Motor AB, enables Aviator to identify its position as a leading aircraft ground handler throughout Scandinavia and Europe,” commented Henri Suurnäkki, business process manager at Aviator Finland.

“We are pleased that Aviator continues to choose us as their partners in the journey towards cleaner and more sustainable ground operations. We believe that The Kalmar Motor FB600EL full electric drive conventional towing tractor will allow Aviator to execute more efficient, convenient and eco-friendly operations,” said Magnus Johansson, the managing director at Kalmar Motor.

“HiSERV offers the market purely electrically-operated models for aircraft handling at flexible conditions, on lease basis in almost all vehicle classes. Advantages of such machinery include significantly lower maintenance costs, considerably reduced noise emissions and, of course, environmental protection,” commented Roland Ueckert, managing director of HiSERV.