Startup Touts Towing System To Reduce Taxi Costs

ATS tow dolly concept
The above-ground tow dolly, which chocks the aircraft’s nosewheel, sits atop the below-ground electric pull car.
Credit: Aircraft Towing Systems World Wide concept
The prototype of a towing system that would be built into the taxiways and ramps of airports to move aircraft between gate and runway under electric power, reducing emissions, is taking shape at Ardmore Industrial Airpark in Oklahoma. Below-ground channel links gate to runway Electric pull car...
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