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The Ground Handling Blog

Mototok's blog for Hangar Professionals

Written by Mototok on March 29, 2017 // 4:52 PM

The story and faces behind Mototok

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Today, Mototok is a pioneer and a reputable manufacturer in our industry. With avant-garde thinking, diligence and passion the people behind this company have created a product that introduces the future of GSE worldwide. But who are they? And how did it all get started? A look into the past.

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Written by Mototok on March 15, 2017 // 5:00 PM

Heavy duty: Why an aircraft tug’s weight is important

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Clients often ask us: “Mototoks are so light. Isn’t that bad? Is this an advantage? Are they even heavy enough to tow a heavy plane?” Well, first of all: Yes, they are. And for the other questions – let’s have a closer look at an aircraft tug’s weight and what is important about it.

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Written by Mototok on February 23, 2017 // 2:00 PM

How to find the perfect helicopter tug

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They might be agile and acrobatic in the air, but on the ground helicopters are as mobile as a rock. A helicopter tug is the necessary way to go. From wheeled to skidded: Here’s everything you need to know.

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Written by Mototok on February 16, 2017 // 1:13 PM

Tips for clever plane parking with an electric aircraft tug

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 The main purpose of every hangar is to store aircraft. Therefore parking is an important part of the deal. The efficient use of parking space is crucial to maximize your profit as an FBO. We show you some clever tips that will help you use every square meter of your hangar.

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Written by Mototok on February 2, 2017 // 2:19 PM

Rollouts: The secret of a perfect airplane presentation

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The first impression counts – that applies to aircrafts, too. That’s why introductions of new airplanes or so-called rollouts become more and more of a show nowadays. It feels like the whole world is watching, so perfection is key at these events. Here’s how you make an entrance with your next rollout.

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Written by Mototok on January 17, 2017 // 11:42 AM

Winter operations: Get your airport or hangar snow-ready!

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Winter has come to the northern hemisphere and it brings plenty of challenges along. Not so much in the air but all the more on the ground frosty conditions can be very dangerous if you aren’t well prepared. Here are some tips how to overwinter your ground operations and your GSE.

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Written by Mototok on January 10, 2017 // 2:45 PM

8 incredible videos of pushbacks and aircraft tugs

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In aviation aircrafts are obviously the stars. They impress and inspire us, taking our breaths away as they seemingly defy the laws of gravity. But at times the ground support equipment grabs our attention. Because sometimes it’s just as impressive to see a plane fly as it is to see a (comparatively) tiny machine towing hundreds of tons worth of aircraft. Pushbacks, taxiing and Co. are everyday business for you? Then take a look at these 8 unconventional aircraft towing videos!

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