Goldhofer delivers its first PHOENIX E to Lufthansa LEOS

Written by: Samantha Payne |
The PHOENIX E team celebrating delivery of the first customer vehicle
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Goldhofer's has delivered the first PHOENIX E electric towbarless aircraft tractor to Lufthansa LEOS in Frankfurt.

The tractor left the company’s production plant in Memmingen, Germany shortly before Christmas and following successful trials in Munich, Vienna, Zurich and Los Angeles, the tractor was produced and delivered to the customer, Lufthansa LEOS.

This is also a milestone for Frankfurt Airport, and a big step forward on their road to emission-free ground handling.

The PHOENIX tractor is the flagship of the Goldhofer tow tractor fleet, offering speeds of up to 32 km/h for maintenance tows. It also has the versatility to handle a range aircraft up to a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 352 tons.

The e-version comes with Goldhofer’s tried-and-tested IonMaster technology, a high-performance electric drive that works with extremely efficient 700 V lithium-ion batteries.

In addition, the Thermo Management System, which is part of the IonMaster concept, delivers very short charging times, and supports fast and opportunity charging at all standard AC and DC charging points up to 150kW.

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