CALGARY, April 20, 2012 /CNW/ - In celebration of Earth Day on Sunday, WestJet will showcase its newest environmental innovation, a baggage tug powered by rechargeable lithium polymer batteries. The tug, which resembles a small tractor, pulls baggage carts to and from the aircraft.
Working with Corvus Energy, a Richmond-based technology supplier, WestJet is the first airline in the world to implement this new technology.
Media representatives are invited to WestJet's main campus, located at 22 Aerial Place NE on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 11 a.m. The tug will arrive at 11:15. Representatives from WestJet and Corvus Energy will be available for interviews. The tug will return to the airport at 12:30 that afternoon.
WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 76-city North American and Caribbean network. Inducted into Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame and named one of Canada's best employers, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. Named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion, WestJet offers increased legroom and leather seats on its modern fleet of 98 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 37 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.
About Corvus Energy Ltd.
Based in Richmond, B.C., Canada, Corvus Energy provides industrial-sized power in a compact, modular lithium-ion battery system to aviation, commercial marine, transportation, ports machinery, remote community, off grid and grid energy markets. Its revolutionary battery packs have the capacity to output sustained power comparable to diesel engines in hybrid and full-electric vessels and vehicles. For more information on Corvus Energy, please visit www.corvus-energy.com.
For further information:
Media Relations, telephone: 1-888-WJ-4-NEWS (1-888-954-6397), email: [email protected].