Safran Takes A Fresh Look At Electric Taxiing System

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Whereas the first version of the electric taxiing system relied on an external layout with a possibility for retrofit, Safran is now working on a more integrated, lighter system that will essentially fit inside the wheel.

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Using turbofans for taxiing is particularly inefficient and finding a system that burns less fuel on the ground sounds like common sense. However, if the system adds weight, the business case can be challenging. That is the situation Safran has faced for a decade with designing and promoting its...

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