FlyTek GSE is now an authorized TowFLEXX distributor and service center. Our partnership with TowFLEXX means that FlyTek’s superior GSE maintenance services are now more convenient than ever.
TowFLEXX is the leading innovator in remote controlled aircraft tug technology. TowFLEXX tugs safely and effortlessly turn aircraft on the spot without the need to turn the nose wheel. The simple and convenient tugs provide easy docking, coupling, and decoupling in only 20 seconds. No winches or straps are required.
The remote controlled tugs (starting at the 3 Series) are equipped with a unique turntable, allowing the user to swivel it 360° around the fuselage while the nose wheel remains in it’s starting position. This makes aircraft towing much safer for the operator & more profitable for the owner.
These remote controlled aircraft tugs are extremely agile and flexible due to their unique 360° technology. This feature allows the user to utilize all of the available space in the hangar as the tug does not need space to maneuver. As a result, more aircraft can fit into the same hangar — producing up to 40% more revenue than before!
In addition to higher revenue, owners will also save additional costs using TowFLEXX as they will only need a single person to operate each tug, saving on personnel costs. And since there are not any hydraulics, the tug is almost free of maintenance. The nose wheel is captured on a free floating turntable which keeps it from oversteering. Finally, owners can expect the amount of expensive damage to be reduced, as TowFLEXX Tugs are not working with any tow bar.
Towflexx TF5 Features & Benefits
- UNIQUE IN ITS CLASS — The Towflexx TF5 is a true heavyweight with its towing capacity of up to 60,000kg. This tug is perfect for mid to large sized planes, as well as helicopters with single or double tires. The TF5 is used by both FBOs and the military thanks to the wide variety and scale of aircraft it can move.
- NO TOW BAR, NO DAMAGE — Our aircraft tractors belong to the category “Towbarless Tugs”, i.e. tractors without a tow bar. And there is a good reason for that – safety! With our unique 360° technology, the nose wheel is picked up on a turntable so that the tractor can move freely around the nose wheel without twisting it. This flexibility allows for the tug to be much safer for operators than tow bar options.
- MORE SPACE = MORE REVENUE — Hangar stacking means more space means more aircraft, and more aircraft means more revenue – that’s exactly what the Towflexx TF5 aircraft tugs are built for! Due to the flat design and the unique 360° technology, the entire hangar floorspace can be used with the TF5.
FlyTek GSE provides the most convenient and effective ground support equipment maintenance in the industry. Our onsite services are available throughout the mid-Atlantic as well as nationwide, delivering excellence in both our personnel and customer service teams.
FlyTek works closely with your ground support operation to create a maintenance schedule that significantly lowers downtime and extends the life of your equipment by keeping it in optimum working order. Our preventative maintenance plans are tailored to fit your equipment and operation.
Our onsite services include GPU and HPU preventative maintenance programs and repairs; belt loader maintenance; oil sampling and analysis; aircraft jack load repair, testing, and certification; and more. We deal in new and used equipment, so when you are in need of jacks, engine stands and slings, work stands and work platforms, and more, trust FlyTek to find the right piece of equipment at the right price.
Now that we’ve partnered with TowFLEXX, we can supply you with the world’s best-engineered tugs and provide quick and reliable service in the event that they need repair. Call FlyTek today for a free consultation to find out how we can maximize the efficiency of your ground support equipment.