SOURCE: WheelTug plc

WheelTug plc

January 07, 2015 11:24 ET

Air Transat Provides Aircraft for WheelTug Development and Testing

GIBRALTAR--(Marketwired - January 07, 2015) - WheelTug is excited to announce that Air Transat, Canada's leading holiday travel airline, will be providing WheelTug with access to an aircraft for development and testing purposes. In return, WheelTug will provide Air Transat with a WheelTug® system for that aircraft. WheelTug will have a platform for certification of the innovative WheelTug system while Air Transat will realize between $1 to $4 million in annual savings for their aircraft's operation. Those savings will be primarily realized through time, wear, fuel and pushback-related costs.

Keith Lawless, Air Transat's Senior Director of Business Sustainability and Improvement, explains: "The WheelTug system will provide us with phenomenal operational and environmental advantages. This agreement gives us a unique opportunity to get it on one of our aircraft on a preferential basis."

Isaiah Cox, CEO of WheelTug plc, adds, "We are excited to extend our relationship with Air Transat. They provide their 3 million annual customers with a superb holiday travel experience. We are looking forward to enhancing that experience."

WheelTug will be meeting with airlines, airports, ground operators and other interested parties at the IATA Taxiing Systems Conference in Miami, 3-4 February.

http://www.iata.org/events/Pages/taxiing-conference.aspx

About Air Transat

Air Transat is Canada's leading holiday travel airline. Every year, it carries some 3 million passengers to nearly 60 destinations in 30 countries aboard its fleet of Boeing narrow-body and Airbus wide-body jets. The company employs approximately 2,000 people. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., an integrated international tour operator with more than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50 countries. Air Transat was named Best North American Leisure Airline at the Skytrax annual World Airline Awards, held in July 2014.

About WheelTug plc

WheelTug plc is a Gibraltar Corporation. A full listing of WheelTug partner companies and airline customers is on the company's website at http://www.wheeltug.gi.

Forward-looking statement at http://www.wheeltug.gi/fls.shtml

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