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The Great Tug Transition

Frequent Flyer C

As conversion continues, our Ground Support Equipment folks are working hard to convert AirTran bag tugs over to Southwest tugs, 122 currently to be exact.  Not much to that, right? Well, as we found out, this is not just about changing colors, but is an effort to save money with new systems and  fuel efficient fuel injection engines.  As you will see in this video, as equipment arrives from ATL, the DAL GSE “pit crew” immediately begins the conversion process.  Their goal is to finish one tug per week, and as a result of their efforts, they produce a brand new tug ready to hit the Ramp.