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Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft

Booth number: 603

About us

Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft manufactures aircraft tractors and recovery equipment. The towbarless aircraft tractors from Goldhofer enable an economical and flexible aircraft towing. 4 size categories are available to cover the full range of aircraft up to and including A380. Additionally, the company offers various aircraft recovery and transport systems for the recovery of disabled aircraft. With the acquisition of Schopf Maschinenbau GmbH in 2013 Goldhofer AG is expanding the offer in the civil and military aviation sector as well as for the mining industry.

Products and services

  • AST-1 X – 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 Fokker 70/100 up to B777-30ER
  • AST-3 F/L – towbarless tractor for all aircraft movements for aircraft up to 200t MTOW
  • ARTS – Aircraft recovery and transport system
AST2 P/X »PHOENIX« - The innovation in aircraft towing

AST2 P/X »PHOENIX« - The innovation in aircraft towing,29.html

Lifetime Performance - That's what we stand for!

Lifetime Performance - That's what we stand for!,11.html

The perfect fleet for any purpose!

The perfect fleet for any purpose!

News & Innovations

The all-new AST-2 P/X »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.,11.html

Exhibitor: Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft


Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft
Donaustr. 95
87700 Memmigen

Phone: +49 8331 15-0
Fax: +49 8331 15-239

Peter Potthast
Area Sales Manager
Phone: +49 174 3400220

BeDe Tech. Development Co. Beijing
NO.A2, PuFang Road, FangZhuang, FengTai District
P. R. China

Phone: +86 10 67696059
Fax: +86 10 67696057

Guangzhou FTZ Estrong Trading Co.
Rm 19A, East Tower, CTS Business Bldg, No.47, Linle Road
510610 Guangzhou
P. R. China

Phone: +86 20 38819660
Fax: +86 20 38808680

Rufn Industrial Co. Ltd.
RM. 701, 7/F Leader Tower, 1st Fuhua Rd.
518033 Shenzhen
P. R. China

Phone: +86 755 8287 7800
Fax: +86 755 82879019

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