WheelTug has completed a test in Memphis of its nosewheel-based e-taxi system. The tests demonstrated the system achieved the full performance spectrum and exceeded its performance targets and also demonstrated it has greatly enhanced aircraft maneuverability needed...
It has been some time since we last heard about any e-taxi news from Safran. But it seems something is cooking. Safran was partnering with Honeywell but is now moving forward on its own. The solution is to power the main gear with electric motors. Our last update...
It has been a while since we last heard about this part of the industry. Low fuel costs pushed it down people’s consciousness. Now that fuel prices are rising again, its coming back. Since the last fuel price spike, the leading contender, WheelTug modified...
Most airline delays occur on the ground. Ground operations have long been static because the fundamentals of aircraft pushback and taxiing have not changed much. Nevertheless, there seem to be some real opportunities to save time, especially by reducing a common...
E-taxi pioneers Wheeltug just released research (ground operations summary 31 Mar 2016) it undertook monitoring airport operations. The case for adding e-taxi capabilities to aircraft has tended to focus on saving fuel burn. But fuel burn is no longer such an...
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