Honeywell and Safran are jointly looking to offer aircraft makers and airlines an electric taxiing system to reduce airliner fuel burn. The joint venture created by the two aerospace players should hit the market in 2016 and is being promoted for new aircraft as well as retrofits. Short-haul aircraft are seen as particularly likely to benefit from the upgrade, so that is the initial focus for the companies. The partners predict a 4% reduction in fuel burn; they assert the global ...

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