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New BISON and SHERPA families with fully electric models

Visit us at International Airport GSE Expo in Las Vegas

They are strong, dynamic, adaptable and resilient. The new »BISON« family from Goldhofer will make its first public appearance at the International Airport GSE Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. From October 2 to 4, 2018, Goldhofer will present completely new conventional aircraft tow tractors in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino at booth 713, which will be hosted by Flite Line, a Goldhofer company in the U.S. market. The booth will also provide a perfect place for the exchange of know-how across different sectors as we are joined by Rheinmetall, Hitzinger and Esterer, who are all leading players in their respective fields.

Inspired by the national mammal of the U.S., the »BISON« family has been designed for reliable and efficient pushbacks. Based on 70 years of experience, »BISON« is a completely new vehicle family that combines state-of-the-art technology with a unique modular design. The »BISON« family comprises three sizes – but this is just the beginning of a herd that will grow within the next few years. With powerful diesel engines and electric motors, the flexible and future-proof aircraft tractor family will allow users to cover any weight class and aircraft type. Providing maximum performance and minimum operator effort, »BISON« conventional aircraft tow tractors are not only loyal companions for any driver, but a force to be reckoned with – today and in the future.

At the International Airport GSE Expo, Goldhofer will showcase two »BISON« D models with diesel engines and one »BISON« E model with a battery drive train. Thanks to the modular product platform of the »BISON« family, a »BISON« D can be converted into a »BISON« E at any time. This allows you to go green without having to exchange your »BISON« fleet.

The same concept has also been implemented with the »SHERPA« family from Goldhofer, which will be represented in Las Vegas by a fully electric »SHERPA« E model. Equipped with Goldhofer’s innovative »IonMaster« technology, this tireless baggage and cargo tow tractor allows 24 hours of operation and does not require a special charging infrastructure. With the »BISON« E and »SHERPA« E, Goldhofer sets a benchmark in e-mobility in the GSE sector.

The International Airport GSE Expo will also provide a great opportunity to get in touch with the experts from Goldhofer to learn more about Goldhofer’s solutions for airports around the globe. Notable examples are the »PHOENIX«, which has already become a classic among towbarless tractors, and our ARTS (Aircraft Recovery Transport System), which ensures that damaged aircraft are recovered and removed as quickly as possible and thus avoiding high extra costs. Goldhofer’s comprehensive offering for ground support equipment is completed by their customer service, which ranges from intensive trainings, vehicle inspections and overhauls, to a full service offer and a 24/7 emergency hotline.

Come and see the world premiere of the new »BISON« family at the International Airport GSE Expo. Goldhofer and Flite Line are pleased to invite members of the press to a special press conference. This will be held on October 2, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at booth 713.

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