Aircraft Tugs Market: Self-Driving Vehicle Technology to be a Key Focus Area of Development

Published: Tue Jun 25 2019

This study offers a detailed forecast of the aircraft tugs market covering all the key dynamics that have a significant impact on the market expansion. A long-term forecast has been offered on the aircraft tugs market, so as to enable readers in making accurate and successful decisions for future business trajectory. An executive summary of the aircraft tugs market has been offered that offers the readers with imperative numbers associated with key segments as well as the global market.

Towbar-based aircraft tugs have witnessed pervasive demand over the years, as a go-to equipment for towing aircrafts, however concerns remain regarding their limited speed, time-intensive installation, and cost-intensive staff training. These challenges have led the aircraft tugs manufacturers to join forces to develop advanced solutions for offsetting uncertainties and operational risks associated with towbar-based aircraft tugs. This has further led the trend of "towbar to towbarless" in the aircraft tugs market Collaborative development and launch of the eJP Towbarless Tug is a key aspect backing the trend.

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Self-driving technology has been permeating the banks of the aircraft tug developments, as leading players focus on easing the aircraft towing activities with minimal human intervention. Ground support equipment producers and the airline field operators are also directing their focus toward self-driving aircraft tugs, driven by the onus on ensuring safe and efficient towing operations even in dynamic environment.

The report offers an exhaustive segmental analysis on the aircraft tugs market. Key segments of the aircraft tugs market have been represented methodically through a taxonomy table. Important numbers associated with the market segments have been offered in the report, which include CAGR, revenues, volume, and market share in terms of value and volume.

"Towbar to Towbarless" – A Key Trend

Aircraft tugs with towbars have prevailed as a traditional go-to equipment for towing aircrafts. However, the aircraft tugs with towbars have been associated with limited speed, cost-intensive staff training, and time-intensive installation. Recognizing these concerns the aircraft tugs manufacturers have been joining forces for the development of advanced solution to offset operational risks and uncertainties related to towing aircrafts. This has further led the development of towbarless aircraft tugs. Collaborative development of eJP Towbarless Tug by Eagle and Tronair is a key example of such development in the recent past.

Electric Aircraft Tugs to Gain Rapid Momentum

Ease-of-handling and reliability of the electric aircraft tugs, a relatively newer development, is significantly higher than the gasoline-based and gas-based aircraft tugs. As a result, airlines are now focusing on the use of electric aircraft tugs, to rid routine maintenance requirements linked with the gasoline- and gas-powered variants. Improvements in the battery technology, from the low-density lead-acid batteries to high-flux lithium ion batteries with SiC films, has led the gradual inclination of the aviation industry to electric GSE. P

Growing GSE Investment Owing to New Schedule of IATA for ISAGO Audits

Airline continue to face a wide range of challenges, including design and productivity, apropos of the ground support equipment (GSE), which has driven the requirement for multi-pronged approaches. These approaches include improved staff training methods, emphasis on new technologies, and better safety audits. Sensing beneficial prospects of global standards associated with GSE policies and procedures, the Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) model was introduced by the IATA in 2008.

Aircraft Tugs Market: Competition Assessment 

Key aircraft tugs market players profiled in the report include Textron GSE, JBT Corporation, TREPEL Aircraft Equipment GmbH, TLD Group SAS, and LEKTRO, Inc.

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