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Revision C, December 1, 2012

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Design Specification for Towbarless Push-Back Tow Vehicles

Includes all amendments and changes through Stabilization Notice (No longer revised / updated) , December 2012

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  • Revision: Revision C, December 1, 2012
  • Published Date: December 2012
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: SAE International (SAE)
  • Page Count: 19
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) describes the dimensions, design, layout, performance, and capability of a towbarless tow vehicle (TLTV), mainly used for push-back operation on the nose gear.

This tow vehicle will basically be used for aircraft listed in 1.3.

Overall design of the unit is to allow operations under climatic conditions as stated under 5.1 and safe operations during day and night conditions on airport aprons, runways, taxiways, and in hangars.

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