Two years after Honeywell and Safran announced plans to develop an electric-drive system, the team is preparing to demonstrate a proof-of-concept system on an Airbus A320 at this year’s Paris air show. The appearance of the Electric Green Taxiing System (EGTS) at Le Bourget, added to mounting sales of the competing WheelTug system, indicates growing interest in fuel-saving electric-powered taxiing systems for commercial aircraft. The concept involves fitting electrically driven motors to ...


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