Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) and Safran (NYSE Euronext Paris: SAF) are hosting a presentation on Nov. 28, 2012, dedicated to the electric green taxiing system (EGTS). KLM as a leading European Airline will participate with a presentation on it’s interest in electric taxi. Organized by the Airports Council International (ACI), the presentation takes place at Airport Exchange 2012 in Amsterdam, to an audience representing the world’s leading airports.

EGTS allows aircraft to taxi without requiring the use of aircraft engines, instead using the auxiliary power unit (APU) generator to power motors in the main wheels. One wheel on each main landing gear is driven by an electromechanical actuator, while unique power electronics and system controllers give pilots total control of the aircraft’s speed, direction and braking during taxi operations.

This innovative electric taxiing system will offer significant advantages for airports, including up to a two-minute improvement on each dispatch, optimized aircraft ground traffic, reduced gate and apron congestion, as well as greater gate availability. In addition, EGTS provides substantial green benefits to airports and the local environment, including reduced carbon, mononitrogen oxide (NOₓ) and other emissions and a reduced noise footprint.

Honeywell and Safran plan to make EGTS available for new aircraft in 2016, to be followed shortly by a retrofit option for aircraft already in service.

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Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Safran group has close to 60,000 employees and generated sales of 11.7 billion euros in 2011. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. The Group invests heavily in Research & Development to meet the requirements of changing markets, including expenditures of 1.3 billion euros in 2011. Safran is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index.
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About Honeywell Aerospace
Honeywell Aerospace is based in Phoenix, Arizona and is the leading global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space and airport operations. Honeywell is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges.
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