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Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft

Booth number: Hall 3, B102

About us

Goldhofer's towbarless aircraft tractors compose a tractor generation, which has been developed in collaboration with users and for users under consideration of essential factors such as logistics, efficiency, safety and ecology. They offer economical and flexible aircraft towing in four size categories that cover today’s full range of aircraft including the A380. Goldhofer also supplies various aircraft recovery and transport systems for disabled aircraft. Schopf Maschinenbau GmbH, a Goldhofer Company, offers a complete range of Diesel and electric driven conventional aircraft tractors from 5 to 70 ton, for any operation purpose up to Antonov AN 225 and the A380. Schopf’s product range includes the PowerPush system, the safest, most reliable and economical pushback solution on the market as well as a complete range of baggage, cargo and industrial tractors. All products are “Made in Germany”.  +

Products and services

  • AST-1X - towbarless tractor for push-back, gate-to-gate and distance towing of A300/B767 up to A380/B747-8
  • AST-2 P/X - hydrostatically powered steering drive axle for maximum traction. Towbarless towing of Embraer 170-195 up to the B777-300ER
  • AST-3 F/L - towbarless tractor for all aircraft movements for aircraft up to 200t MTOW
  • ARTS - Aircraft recorvery and transport system


The AST-2 of the fourth generation is based on a completely new, compact and modular vehicle design, with a hydrostatically powered steering drive axle for maximum traction even under low loads. The extended range of compatible aircraft, from the Embraer 170-195 to the B777-300ER, is another reason for choosing the latest generation AST-2.,29.html

News & Innovations

The all-new AST-2 »Phoenix«  In the 4th generation, the AST 2 is based on a completely new compact modular design concept, with a hydrostatically powered steering drive axle for maximum traction even under low loads. The vehicle is available with a choice of two engines and has a triple-circuit braking system that ensures optimum braking power distribution for outstanding safety and reliability. The engines comply with all international emission codes (Euro IIIa or IVf).

In terms of performance, too, Goldhofer is one step ahead. Pickup is completed in less than a minute, and even in an emergency the aircraft can be released in less than a minute. In combination with the steering drive axle, the hydrostatic drive guarantees smooth acceleration. And the new selectable differential ensures excellent traction in bad weather and winter conditions.

A ground power unit, which can also be retrofitted to all these vehicles, maintains aircraft power supply during towing. The revamped cab is air-conditioned and has a new suspension system. It combines maximum comfort with unbeatable all-round vision. An optional lowerable cab is ideal for underbelly operations.

The AST 2 is the new benchmark for maintenance. The service plan permits all maintenance to be completed in one shift – for reduced downtime and maximum availability. All maintenance points are well laid out and easily accessible. Where assistance from Goldhofer is nevertheless required, remote access is provided for by agreement with the customer via GPRS, wi-fi or LAN.

Apron operations involve a lot of waiting. An automatic start-stop system ensures maximum savings by reducing both fuel consumption and maintenance costs, which are based on operating hours – another key to reducing total cost of ownership!

Additions to the range of aircraft to be handled, from the Fokker 70/100 to the Boeing B777-300ER are another good reason for investing in the latest generation of the AST 2.


Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft
Donaustr. 95
87700 Memmingen

Phone: +49 8331 15343

Peter Potthast
Area Sales Manager
Phone: +49 174 3400220

CW Singapore PTE LTD., Mr. Julien Valette
511 Kampong Bahru Road, Keppel Distripark #04-04

Phone: +65 63396055
Fax: +65 62742113

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