Aircraft ground support equipment - Tow bars
|Publication Date:||1 July 2017|
|ICS Code (Ground service and maintenance equipment):||49.100|
This document specifies dimensional and physical requirements of tow bar connections to tractor and aircraft (see Figure 1). It is applicable to any new type of commercial transport category aircraft tow bar designed or built after publication of this document.
The purpose of this document is to standardize tow bar attachments to airplane and tractor according to the mass category of the towed aircraft, so that one tow bar head with different shear levels can be used for all aircraft that are within the same mass category and are manufactured in compliance with ISO 8267.