This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) outlines the design and performance requirements for a battery-powered electric tow tractor for the handling of baggage or cargo trailers in airline service. The use of “shall” in this document indicates a mandatory requirement. The use of “should” indicates a recommendation or that which is advised but not required.
Rationale: Minor update to accommodate 24 VDC auxiliary electrical systems and integrated drive axles. References to specific paragraphs in related SAE documents were removed as they could change in revisions of those documents.
Aircraft operationsGround supportFleet managementMaintainability and supportabilityTrailers
Also known as: SAE ARP 1804
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