Posts Tagged “wheeltug”

WheelTug enters 2017 with FAA plan approval

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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 source of ground delays: tugs and ground crews. An innovative solution, advanced at one…

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WheelTug offers flight operations time savings help

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Airline flight operations are manifestly impacted by many exogenous events.  e-Taxi company, WheelTug, has developed a method of helping airlines solve the gate pushback as part of flight operations. Based on an analysis of nearly 7,000 flights, using FlightWatching, WheelTug has determined that a typical airline uses up to 13 minutes at pushback.  Eleven minutes…

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A Flight Ops Challenge – And the case for E-Taxi documented

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A Flight Ops Challenge – And the case for E-Taxi documented






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 important issue in cost terms, though in “green” terms cutting fuel burn is still…

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Aeropatent – a neat industry resource

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We spoke with London-based Philip Robinson, founder of Aeropatent.  With a number of year’s experience in the patent world, Philip created Aeropatent to focus on the many patents being filed by the aerospace industry.  He explains what they do. It quickly becomes clear why the industry needs to be paying a lot of attention to…

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PAS Wednesday

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Another busy day.  But a number of key visits and interviews. Also more pictures on our Facebook page. Related posts: Premium #176 – Our Assessment and Thoughts: The PAS in Review Premium #218 – Facing Difficulties: A look into the future for key industry players Why New Technology Airliners are Late Premium #230 – Making…

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E-Taxi Systems – The Hidden Technical Challenges

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E-Taxi Systems – The Hidden Technical Challenges






EGTS is the acronym for the e-taxi solution from Honeywell and SAFRAN, which was demonstrated this week at the Paris Air Show. A description of their product can be found here.  The photo below shows how this solution looks on the main wheels of an A320. This system is in competition with another e-taxi solution,…

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