Safran and Honeywell have conducted taxi tests with a Boeing 737 ahead of the development of an electric taxi system for the type.
The two companies are jointly working on an electric wheel drive system for the main landing gear of Airbus A320 aircraft, which is to be tested for the first time later this year.
They bought an A320 in 2011 and undertook taxi tests with the conventionally powered aircraft in November to gather specification data for the development of the wheel drive system.
This has now been repeated with a 737-800 by German leisure carrier TUIfly in Montpellier, France.
Safran says that the trials were conducted to "evaluate runway conditions and calculate the necessary loads for moving a Next-Generation 737 aircraft on ground".
John Bolton, global president of Honeywell's air transport and regional business division says that "this second phase" would provide provider greater insight in making electric taxiing "more viable and efficient".
Honeywell and Safran's green taxiing system is to enter service in 2016.