The patented SafeZone Collision sensors employ radar technology, providing tug operators with 360° of protection, virtually eliminating blind spots. Sensors are attached using a suction cup mount on each wing, protecting the furthest points of contact from obstructions.
The DataHub houses a weather proof, military grade tablet with an intuitive operator interface. The DataHub provides audible and visual alerts to tug operators when the aircraft is in close proximity to obstructions. Each system includes a pair of bluetooth headphones for loud hangar environments.
The tug operator interface includes a built in emergency tug kill feature that engages when aircraft are dangerously close to obstructions. This feature, as the name suggests, will kill the tug engine when a sensor is within a close range to an obstruction, providing an additional layer of safety for operators.
Greg Griffith, a private aircraft owner and commercial pilot, experienced his first hangar rash while on a trip to Florida with his family. During a routine stop at the Customs and Border Protection, the tug operator collided with a parked fuel truck, causing damage to Greg’s plane’s wing tip. After experiencing the inconvenience of hangar rash repair, Greg embarked on a search for a solution to avoid an occurrence like this again in the future. Not satisfied with what he found, Greg began sketching on legal pads his idea for the ideal aircraft protection, and thus, Wingguard was born.