Aircraft Tugs

TowFlexx specialise in Electric Towbarless Aircraft Tugs.

Towflexx is a manufacturer of Electric Towbarless Aircraft Tractors ‘Made in Germany’ Our models cover a huge range of aircraft, from small aircraft and turboprop to the 60 ton business jet. The larger tugs are towbarless and remote controlled. A unique 360° turntable increases safety enormously and gives TowFLEXX the undisputed unique selling point.

360° technology with patent pending

With TowFLEXX the previously mentioned worries are history. The remote controlled aircraft tugs (series 3 and higher) are equipped with a unique turntable, which allows the tug to rotate 360° around the landing gear, while the nose wheel remains in the starting position at all times. That is not only unique, but innovative, much safer and increases revenue for the owner!

From personal Needs into the whole World

Long before establishing TowFLEXX there was the wish to get the own aircraft out of the hangar with less effort. In the beginning this was just an idea for own needs, but within a short time this idea gained a lot of attention. The label “TugMAXXE” (German: “SchleppMAXXE”) was created and the first tugs were produced in small series.

SchleppMAXXE becomes TowFLEXX

During the last years the international demand increased more and more, so the decision was made to change “SchleppMAXXE” and it´s direct translation “TugMAXXE” into an internationally functioning term: the birth of TowFLEXX.

Turn the Aircraft on the Spot

Towing an aircraft with a conventional tug requires a lot of space. In addition every movement must be carefully considered, to avoid major damages. To be able to turn the nose landing gear, the aircraft must be moved back and forth. Furthermore, utmost caution is required to prevent the sensitive nose landing gear from overturning and damage during manoeuvring.