Goldhofer pushback tractor enters service at Sochi airport

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A BISON D 1000 tow tractor has gone into service at Sochi International Airport in Russia.

The Goldhofer tractor is now providing safe and reliable handling for aircraft with a maximum take-off weight of up to 240 tons. It will help support the airport's 24-hour operations.

Goldhofer’s flexible workhorse was delivered by AeroTransTechnique (ATT). As Goldhofer’s official distributor in Russia and the CIS, ATT, implemented all activities relating to the purchase of the BISON D 1000.

A Goldhofer spokesman said: "Thanks to its modular design, the tractor’s engine configuration could be adapted to the airport operator’s specific needs, while the large diesel tank means it can be used for double shift working without any stoppages or delays. In addition, the 1,000-hour maintenance interval and minimum maintenance requirements are the key to continuous and cost-effective operation of the vehicle. In combination with its extremely long service life, the result is a very low total cost of ownership."

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