An engagement and hoisting device for a towing vehicle and with a coupling device for coupling a coupling element (74) to a nose wheel stand (3) of an aircraft. According to the invention the coupling device has an attachment part (77) for rigid mounting to the engagement and hoisting device (12) and an engagement part (78), which is connected to the attachment part and comprises a locking device. The engagement part is arranged to extend in the direction to the nose wheel (4) of the aircraft and to be brought into a position for engagement with the opposing coupling element (74) of the nose wheel stand, in which engagement position the locking device is arranged to prevent when in a locking position the engagement part from being separated from the coupling element (74).
|Original language||English (US)|
|IPC||B64F 1/ 22 A I|
|State||Published - Aug 28 2003|