SunExpress Reserves 66 WheelTug Systems

GIBRALTAR, Feb. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SunExpress, a Deutsche Lufthansa / Turkish Airlines joint venture, has executed a slot option purchase agreement for the SunExpress fleet of Boeing 737NG/MAX aircraft.

This agreement brings the total number of WheelTug systems reserved by airline customers to 1,042 across more than 20 airlines.

The WheelTug system uses high-performance electric motors, installed in the nose gear wheels of an aircraft, to provide full mobility and enhanced autonomy while on the ground.  Pilots can use WheelTug to conduct pushback and taxi operations without needing to use tugs or the aircraft’s jet engines.  WheelTug systems are expected to improve the efficiency and reliability of SunExpress ground operations, leading to reduced costs and enhanced aircraft utilization.

WheelTug CEO Isaiah Cox said, “We are very happy to have SunExpress take us past the 1,000 aircraft milestone, and look forward to bringing their customers an even better journey.”

About SunExpress
For almost 30 years, SunExpress has offered non-stop leisure flights between Europe, Turkey, and vacation destinations all along the Mediterranean. The Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines joint venture offers 60 international destinations in more than 20 countries. Over 8 million passengers annually enjoy friendly on-board service and a comfortable flight experience. For more information, visit:

About WheelTug plc
WheelTug plc is developing the WheelTug aircraft electric drive system, and is based in Gibraltar. A full listing of WheelTug partner companies and airline customers is on the company’s website at

For more information:

Jan Vana
WheelTug plc
+420 724 276 506
+1 410 419 0082

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