R&D – GNT Aeronautics & space
Short range and medium range aircraft consume almost as much paraffin on the tarmac to move around as they do in flight. This, together with the rise in oil prices, means a significant cost premium.
A solution must be found to do away with the need for jet engines to move the aircraft, without modifying the aircraft itself for models already in production. (Plug & Play)
Solution retained: Motorise the wheels of the main landing gear to save fuel on short and medium-haul flights