Daimler-Benz Aerospace is showing its new taxying guidance system at Dubai '97. It allows uninterrupted taxying which reduces fuel consumption, pollution, pilot workload and engine noise.

The pilot is guided by green centreline lighting and instructions to 'follow the green'.

The end of the assigned way is marked by red 'stop' bar lighting, enabling pilots to optimise taxying speed.

The system is designed to improve the safety of ground movements, relieving pilot workload in limited visibility and helping pilots orient themselves more easily at airports with which they are unfamiliar.

Based on existing ICAO standards, the system can be implemented step- by-step - from collective routing to individual routing - and can include movement monitoring of each aircraft.




Source: Flight Daily News