Electric taxiing system is a viable solution to achieve lower cost and greener operations.
It can significantly improve airline operational efficiency by reducing fuel and other taxi related costs, as well as providing environmental benefits by slashing the carbon and other emissions created during taxi operations.
Using the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) generator to power motors in the main wheels, electric taxiing allows aircraft to taxi and pushback fully autonomously without requiring the use of aircraft engines.
Meeting Airline and Airport Needs
With operating costs and environmental initiatives at the top of airline concerns, electric taxiing is a viable solution to achieve lower cost and greener operations. By adopting this new and innovative aircraft system, airlines can save several hundred thousand dollars per aircraft per year and improve their bottom line while reducing the environmental impact of airport ground operations.
- Lower Fuel Burn
- Improved OnTime Performance – Aircraft equipped with the system will be able to "pushback and go" more quickly, thus reducing both gate and apron congestion, improving on-time departure performance and saving valuable time on the ground.
- Greener Operation
- Added Value – Electric taxiing eliminates the need for aircraft pushback and towing via ground equipment, extending main engine life, enhancing ground crew safety, and reducing noise in the airport environment.