EGTS (electric green taxiing system)
Developed in partnership between Honeywell and Safran, the Electric Green Taxiing System can significantly improve airline operational efficiency and provide environmental benefits by slashing the carbon and other emissions created during runway taxi operations.
Using the airplane’s Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) generator to power motors in the main wheels, the Electric Green Taxiing System allows aircraft to taxi without requiring the use of primary engines. Each of the aircraft’s powered wheels is equipped with an electric motor-reduction gearbox-clutch assembly to drive the wheels, while unique power electronics and system controllers give pilots total control of the aircraft’s speed, direction and braking while on the ground.
Meeting Airline Needs
With operating costs and environmental initiatives at the top of airline concerns, the Electric Green Taxiing System provides a viable solution for higher performing and greener operations. By adopting this new aircraft system, you can save several hundred thousand dollars per aircraft per year and improve your bottom line.
Lower Fuel Burn – As taxiing operations burn a significant amount of fuel—as much as five million tons of fuel per year for short-haul aircraft—the Electric Green Taxiing System can result in savings of up to 4% in total fuel consumption.
Increased Performance – Aircraft equipped with the system will be able to “pushback and go” more quickly, reducing both gate and tarmac congestion; improving on-time departure performance; and saving valuable time on the ground.
Greener Operation – The all-electric system greatly reduces jet engine emissions, resulting in lower carbon emission taxes.
Added Value – System operation also eliminates the need for tugging and associated equipment costs, while also reducing break wear, extending main engine life, enhancing ground crew safety, and reducing airport noise.
Targeting Entry Into Service on new aircraft and for retrofit on existing planes starting in 2016, the innovative taxi system delivers significant green benefits and greatly improves aircraft performance.
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For additional information about our Electric Green Taxiing System, contact
1.602.365.3099 or +22.214.171.124.87.25.
2, bd du Général Martial Valin
75724 Paris Cedex 15
944 E Sky Harbor Circle
Phoenix, AZ 85234