One of the latest ideas under serious consideration by airlines to save money is electrical drive systems mounted on the landing gear that allow airliners to taxi without running the engines. The auxiliary power unit is used instead to run an electric motor mounted on the undercarriage, which in turn rotates the wheel.
AgustaWestland expects its new AW189 twin helicopter—a civilian stretch of the military AW149—will tap into a broad market, ranging from offshore support, search-and-rescue and other parapublic uses to passenger transport. AgustaWestland CEO Bruno Spagnolini unveiled a mockup of the new AW189 twin helicopter during the recent Paris air show.
Inside the Knowledge Center
Access our growing collection of digital resources from thought leaders around the industry.
In the simplest terms, airlines need to maximize the value of their aircraft by increasing profits from time in the air while decreasing the costs and time on the ground. Efficient aircraft ground operations are fundamental to meeting customer service expectations...More
Motivated manufactures working to solve this challenge that impact affordability can find recommendations for how an effective IP management system can avoid non-compliance and security compromises and best practices for integration....More