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Stirling Dynamics has been awarded a new contract from WheelTug to deliver a new nose wheel design for the Boeing 737NG family of aircraft, which will be fitted with the WheelTug system. The WheelTug® system is a unique and disruptive technology that consists of a nose wheel mounted motor and drive, powered by the aircraft’s Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), and aims to save time, engine life and fuel use resulting in reduced emissions and significant cost savings for aircraft operators.
Stirling was chosen to carry out the work due to our niche capabilities in landing gear design and analysis. Under this contract, we will be helping WheelTug design and achieve certification for this brand-new landing gear nose wheel. Our engineering team will draw on the company’s core capabilities in reverse engineering, wheel analysis, landing gear analysis, safety analysis and structural stress analysis.
On this new contract, Stirling’s Aerospace Business Manager, Bandula Pathinayake stated: “We are proud to work on this innovative technology with the WheelTug team, this new contract is another step forward in seeing this innovative technology reaching the marketplace.” (Source: AvNews)