23 Jun '13, 4pm

Jetliner Electric Taxiing Demonstrated at Paris Air Show

PHOTO CAPTION: Airbus A320 taxis on electric drive system co-developed by Honeywell and Safran. Jetliner Electric Taxiing Demonstrated at Paris Air Show Tweet New electric-drive system integrated into short and medium range commercial jetliners could save up to 600 kg (1,322 lbs) of jet fuel, while also reducing ground-level air pollution. PARIS, June 16, 2013 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Safran (NYSE Euronext Paris: SAF) have completed the first major phase of testing of their electric green taxiing system (EGTS), and will make the first public demonstration of the technology, installed on an Airbus A320 aircraft, during the 50th International Paris Air Show held at Le Bourget Airport from June 17-23, 2013. Developed by EGTS International, a joint venture between Honeywell and Safran launched in 2011, the EGTS technology enables aircraft to avoid using their main engines d...

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