Toulouse -- Airbus announced it intended to test an electric taxi system for A320 family aircraft.
The system, which would see electrical motors installed in the wheels, would power the narrowbody aircraft to the take off area to significantly reduce the amount of fuel burned during the taxi phase of the flight.
"We are always looking to save as much fuel as possible," said A320 Family Program Executive Vice President Alain Flourens.
Posted on location at the Airbus Technical Press Briefing
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Wed, May 14 2008 4:39 PM
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