Safran and Honeywell expect to begin tests on an electric taxi system attached to an Airbus A320’s main landing gear in 2014 in preparation for being able to offer the environmentally friendly system as an option for the A320NEO program. Safran bought an A320 to conduct the tests and expects its best sales opportunities to come from airlines flying short-haul, quick turnaround routes that require numerous daily rotations, says Alain Coutrot, deputy director of research and development ...
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