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Old 13th Dec 2014, 10:11
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like retrofitting winglets, lightweight seats, etc...
Like precise ZFW, an optimum CoG for cruise, a reduced potable water quantity, less news paper,.......
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Old 13th Dec 2014, 10:46
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That's still not an argument against pursuing other fuel-saving initiatives at the same time, whether they require investment or not.

The ROI on, say, lightweight seats starts the day you install them.
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Old 25th Dec 2014, 19:53
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I agree to DaveReidUK, its worth to take a closer look on this systems.

Fuel saving is not the only advantage. Risk of FOD is decreased, reduced run-time of engines, brakes are preserved,

But from my point of view Taxibot is a solution for smaller airports with less traffic, because somebody has to guide all the tugs on their way back.

The automated jetTRACS systems is a very interesting idea for larger airports, because the guidance system is integrated into airport and ATC systems. In addition jetTRACS follows an approach with a hybrid drive train without diesel engines. This adds an extra benefit.

I'm excited to see the first jetTRACS on an airport.
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