Israel Aerospace Towing System Approved for Boeing 737 Jets

(Reuters) Tova Cohen - The TaxiBot system developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been certified in Europe and Israel for airport towing of the Boeing 737 narrow-body jet. TaxiBot is a semi-robotic, pilot-controlled vehicle designed to transport planes from airport gate to the runway and back without using the aircraft's engines, reducing CO2 emissions and noise. "This innovative system will create an eco-friendly revolution in the commercial aviation industry and will save millions of dollars in fuel for airlines, ground-handling companies and airports worldwide," IAI Chief Executive Joseph Weiss said.

2014-11-07 00:00:00

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