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GoAir plans to use TaxiBots to move planes at major airports

The no-frills airline has successfully tested TaxiBot, a semi-robotic pilot-operated tow vehicle, at the airport in the national capital.

Published: 02nd October 2019 12:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd October 2019 12:31 AM   |  A+A-

GoAir aircraft

GoAir aircraft (File Photo)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: GoAir on Tuesday said it plans to use TaxiBots to move aircraft to the runway without switching on the engine at major airports in the next few quarters.

The no-frills airline has successfully tested TaxiBot, a semi-robotic pilot-operated tow vehicle, at the airport in the national capital.

"Rather than the conventional system where the GoAir pilot switches on the engine to take the plane from parking bay to the runway, in future, the pilots will use TaxiBots to transport GoAir aircraft to the runway without switching the engine on," the airline said in a release.

TaxiBots would also ensure faster turnaround and result in better on-time-performance, it added.

GoAir Managing Director Jeh Wadia said the airline plans to deploy TaxiBots at all the major airports within the next few quarters.



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