Every Textron GSE vehicle is backed by the expertise and resources of Textron—a Fortune 250 company with a long history of global aviation leadership. Building on this strong foundation, we deliver a full line of industry-leading vehicles and dedicated support to airports around the world.

Innovative Product

Douglas TBL-280

The Douglas TBL-280 towbarless tractor is designed and built for pushback, inter-gate towing and long-distance maintenance towing operations at higher speeds. From the fully-functional, ergonomic cab, operators can select towing operations for multiple aircraft with the touch of a button. Smooth and safe operations are standard with features such as the advanced cradle design, oversteer warning systems and a rotating driver’s seat for exceptional visibility.

Built with the innovation and manufacturing power of Textron GSE, the Douglas TBL-280 offers unmatched maneuverability and industry-leading technology for more effective and easier operations.

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TUG Featured Products


The TUG ALPHA 3 is the newest conventional pushback in the TUG ALPHA family designed for serviceability and safety. This unit its capable of pushback, inter-gate and maintenance towing operations for aircraft up to the Airbus A330 and Boeing 767.

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The TUG ALPHA 4 is the ideal tractor to handle pushback and towing requirements for aircraft up to the Airbus A340 and Boeing 747. All components of the TUG ALPHA 4 were selected to make a high performance, ergonomic and reliable tractor that will have a very long and stable service life in the most demanding environments

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The TUG ALPHA 5 conventional pushback is specifically designed for pushback, inter-gate and maintenance towing operations (with a towbar) of wide-bodied aircraft including fully laden Airbus A380

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The TUG GT-35 is a high torque, high efficiency, diesel unit designed for durability and reliability. This unit provides excellent visibility and ease of operation.

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The TUG M7 is the 7th generation tractor in this product line. This unit provides more ergonomic comfort than ever before. The M7 provides 4,500 pounds (2,041 kg) in drawbar pull.

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TUG 660E

The TUG 660E is tailored for today’s environmentally conscious users by eliminating emissions. Identical to the standard 660 except for the AC traction and hydraulic motors.

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Smart Sense™

The Smart Sense collision avoidance system is the new standard in safety for baggage loading and unloading. Textron GSE’s Smart Sense system works by utilizing a set of ultrasonic sensors attached to the front of the TUG 660 or TUG 660E to stop and slow the vehicle when needed to allow personnel safety and prevent costly aircraft damage.

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Douglas Featured Product 

Douglas TBL-400

Douglas TBL-400 towbarless aircraft handling tractor is optimal for aircraft up to the Boeing 747. This unit is designed for pushback, inter-gate towing and longer distance maintenance towing operations at higher speeds.

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Premier Featured Products

Express Start™

The Textron GSE Express Start is the new standard of technology in Premier deicing operations. By removing the confusion of the traditional start-up sequence, the Express Start automated sequence creates ease of operation and reduces operator error in properly starting up, running and shutting down the unit. Express Start helps to prevent pre-mature component failure which results in a longer product lifespan, helping to streamline your deicing operations.

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Premier Hot Shot

The Premier “Hot Shot” HC29050-G Deicer provides truck mounted features in a towable configuration with 500 gallons of deice fluid, a 35’ working height and 25 gallon per minute flow rate.

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Premier MT35P75

The Premier MT35P75 Deicer showcases “express heat” technology providing customers the fastest and most efficient method of deicing with two operators. This product can provide 180 degree fluid in less than 90 seconds

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Premier MT43P21-ABS

The Premier MT43P21-ABS Deicer showcases ABS technology (Air Blast System) providing customers with the convenience of “express heat” deicing and the removal of ice/snow from he surface of an aircraft in a timely fashion.

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Safeaero Featured Product

Safeaero 220

The Safeaero 220 is the only “genuine single operator deicer” on the market. With its extensive operational radius and compact size, it’s the ideal deicer to perform deicing operations on aircraft ranging from commuter aircraft up to the Airbus A380. The Safeaero single operator technology provides fast, efficient, safe and reliable deicing in all conditions.

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