A safer way to meet MRO turnaround times

Aerospace MRO

MasterTug in Aerospace MRO moving a staging platform

The challenge of meeting demand in aerospace MRO

Aerospace maintenance providers are under pressure to reduce turnaround times and streamline efficiency.

Relying on forklift trucks to tow aero engines and repair platforms results in bottlenecks and damage to high-value loads, increasing turnaround times and repair costs.

You need aerospace material handling solutions that maximise efficiency and deliver the controlled movement of loads without compromising on safety.

Maximum control and efficiency with license-free electric tugs

Electric tow tugs enable MRO providers to reduce turnaround times and downtime through a license-free design.

Compact and powerful, a single operator can precisely move heavy loads weighing up to 30,000kg with complete control. 

Supercharge MRO efficiency with electric tugs

Whether it’s in the movement of aero engines in the engine shop or the positioning of repair platforms alongside aircraft in your hangar, electric tugs help MRO providers focus on the important work.

A license-free operation reduces downtime, whilst a compact, intuitive design maximises safety and control. 

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    Reduce turnaround times for greater efficiency

    With no operator license required, electric tugs remove the need to wait for a licensed forklift driver.

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    Compact machines remove the risk of damage

    Boasting a compact design, electric tugs deliver precise movements, preventing the risk of damage to loads.

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    Controlled movement of loads up to 30,000kg and beyond

    Powerful performance and intuitive controls guarantee the controlled movement of high-value loads.

Our range of aerospace electric tugs


Up to 2,000 kg

SmartMover SM200+ electric tug

Compact but powerful, the SmartMover is the ideal manual handling solution – trusted to improve safety across industrial manufacturing, retail and ...

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Up to 20,000 kg


The MasterTug range allows a single pedestrian operator to easily push, pull and steer wheeled loads weighing up to 20,000kg.

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Up to 20,000 kg


Drive safety and efficiency with our powerful electric tow tugs, designed to safely move loads of up to 20,000kg.

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Up to 30,000 kg


Remote control solutions for maximum visibility when moving loads up to 30,000kg, and beyond with our patented MultiLink solution.

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Toyota AGV electric tug

Automated Guided Vehicles for Aerospace

Maximise production efficiency and accuracy with aerospace AGV systems

Our AGVs deliver the predefined, controlled movement of loads – without the need for an operator.

You can maximise efficiency and guarantee the safe and precise movement of high-value loads every time with our AGV system for the aerospace industry.

Trusted by the biggest MRO providers 

Our electric tugs have unlocked efficiency and improved safety for some of the biggest names in the MRO industry…

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Trusted by industry leaders

Our electric tugs unlock efficiency and improve safety for the biggest aerospace manufacturers.

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I’d certainly be happy to recommend the MasterMover AGV to other organisations looking to automate their driving processes.

We have an MT600+ and an MT1000+, MasterMover always attend site on-time for any maintenance or issues, and are always very helpful. Everyone I've dealt with at MasterMover has been very knowledgeable and helpful.

Your Questions, Answered - FAQs

What are electric tugs used to move in the aerospace MRO industry?

Electric tugs are used by global MRO providers to improve efficiency and safety when moving loads such as:

  • Aero engines & aircraft engine stands
  • Maintenance and repair platforms and staging
  • Landing systems & Ground support equipment (GSE)
  • Tripod jacks
  • Airframe and engine tooling

How are electric tugs powered?

Electric tugs are battery powered, with interchangeable batteries or lithium options available, electric tugs can deliver 24/7 operation to keep your processes moving. Offering zero emissions from the point of use, electric tugs are ideally suited for indoor use, replacing internal combustion engine (ICE) powered equipment such as forklifts or tow tractors.

Can they be used outside?

Yes, MasterMover electric tow tugs can be used outside. Built with durability in mind, our electric tugs deliver consistent traction and performance on uneven surfaces and rough floors. 

I need to move aero engines, can your electric tugs connect to the drawbar on the stand?

Yes, our electric tow tugs can work with drawbar systems. Our MasterTow range is uniquely designed to work with this set-up to deliver the simple and safe movement of aero engines.

How do electric tugs and electric tows connect?

A range of coupling options are available across the range that maximise performance, security and safety. Custom coupling solutions can also be designed for unique applications.  

Can they work on slopes?

Yes, our electric tugs can work safely on slopes. When it comes to electric tugs, it’s important to understand that for every degree of slope involved, the maximum load capacity of the machine is reduced, just as pushing a car on the level requires less force than on a slope. 

Therefore, if the weight of the load is already close to the maximum capacity of the machine, a more powerful machine may be needed to move the load on a slope. We carry out a full evaluation of your application to ensure that any machine is suited to your needs.  

We're here to help 

If you’re looking to improve safety, remove the risk of injury and unlock greater operational efficiency, we’re here to help. Speak to our team to discuss your application.