GIBRALTAR, Dec. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WheelTug plc, the innovative e-taxi company, and Viva Aerobus, the expanding Mexican low-cost carrier, have agreed to reserve production slots for the Viva Aerobus fleet of Airbus A320 family aircraft.

The agreement, the eighth of the year for WheelTug, is for 65 aircraft, driving the total number of reserved WheelTug® systems past 1,200 – at more than two dozen airlines worldwide.

The WheelTug system uses high-torque motors installed in the nose gear wheels to bring aircraft full mobility and enhanced autonomy on the ground. Pilots can conduct pushback and taxi operations using WheelTug instead of tugs or the aircraft's jet engines. WheelTug systems will benefit Viva Aerobus by improving the efficiency and reliability of its ground operations, reducing costs and increasing fleet utilization.

WheelTug CEO Isaiah Cox said "It's great to have Viva Aerobus on board the WheelTug program, and we look forward to growing along with our newest customer."

"The WheelTug system will help us reach more people and places as we increase the size of our young fleet, which is one of the newest fleets in America, as well as the number of destinations we serve. Besides, it will contribute to strengthen our operating efficiency, which is a pillar of our business model characterized by low prices," mentioned Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobus.

About Viva Aerobus
Viva Aerobus is Mexico's low-cost airline. It started operations in 2006 and today operates the youngest Latin American fleet with 28 Airbus A320s, including 4 A320neo aircraft, in 104 non-stop routes to 45 destinations. With a clear vision to give all people the opportunity to fly, Viva Aerobus has democratized the airline industry with the lowest rates in México and the lowest costs in Latin America, making its flights the best value on offer.

About WheelTug plc
Based in Gibraltar, WheelTug plc is developing the WheelTug aircraft electric drive system. A full listing of WheelTug partner companies and airline customers is on the company's website at Forward-looking statement at

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Walfred Castro, Communications Director
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