A trio of commercial pilots in Italy is attempting to patent and market an APU-powered device that mounts on the nose landing gear to drive the wheels for taxiing. Because the main engines wouldn't be used to taxi, the inventors see a three-fold advantage: decreasing fuel consumption, reducing pollution and lowering noise. The device can be installed on both single- and dual-wheel landing gears. For more information, contact G. Franco Gritti in Bolzano, Italy. Phone: +39 471 934200; fax: +39 ...


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