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Pushback Vehicle Types & Fundamentals Reference Guide

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Pushback vehicles, sometimes referred to as pushback tugs/tractors, are an essential part of the airline business and provide the function of repositioning aircraft. There are many different types and sizes of pushbacks. This guide will help to identify and define fundamental functions of pushback vehicles.

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Through the OSHA and Airline Ground Safety Panel Alliance, the Airline Ground Safety Panel developed this reference guide for informational purposes only. It does not necessarily reflect the official views of OSHA or the U.S. Department of Labor. 06/2014