Aircraft tractor AST 1-X

An airbus A380 weighs at least 600 tons. To be able to move this weight, quickly, flexibly and safely, an extreme heavy duty aircraft tractor is required, for which Montanhydraulik has developed a special hydraulic L/G cylinder together with its customer.

Despite the tight landing gear geometry and the associated high shear forces, the set L/G height and associated ground clearance during lifting and driving of the aircraft have to be maintained exactly.

The chassis of the rodless aircraft tractor AST 1-X was optimised even more through the design and execution of a simulation as well as extensive driving tests.