TNA Aviation Technologies (Booth 877) this week at NBAA 2016 is showcasing its smart semi-robotic tugs, which it said can move aircraft more efficiently, faster, safer and more easily than conventional tugs. TNA’s equipment can also create up to 40 percent more usable hangar and apron space, according to the company.
Florida-based TNA is North American distributor for TugMaxxe and FlyerTruck tugs, which are made in Germany. The more than one dozen tug models the company offers range in towing capacity from 4,400 pounds (TugMaxxe 1.0) to 22,000 pounds (FlyerTruck Towbarless C-250-1000). More than 3,000 of its tugs have been sold since the manufacturer was established in 1953.