Various pictures relating to the system
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The Electric Green Taxi System was later also installed on a Lufthansa A-320 and did taxi demonstrations with jet engine covers in place at the Frankfurt airport in 2010 and received a no technical objection from Airbus Delete words “in 2010”…

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Green Taxi system

Capability: : Top speed of 15-25 MPH (depending on configuration and power)

Weight: Approximately 200 lbs. net weigh

Components: Entirely onboard: In-wheel motors, Inverter, Wire harness, Cockpit interface.

Green Taxi is relatively simple product which is designed for rapid retrofit on existing aircraft. The four parts of the Green Taxi system are:

  • Motors – these ultra-high-torque motors are integrated into the aircraft landing gear wheels.
  • Cockpit/user interface system – includes a simple joystick and status light in the cockpit,enabling pilot control.
  • Inverter/control box – the computer-controlled inverter provides electricity from the aircraft’s auxiliary power unit (APU) and delivers power to the Green Taxi motors inside the wheels.
  • Wire harnesses
    • A wire harness connects the cockpit interface to the inverter, providing pilot control signals.
    • A second wire harness supplies power from the inverter to the Green Taxi motors.
    • A third wire harness supplies power from the APU to the inverter.

Green Taxi can be easily installed during aircraft build and retrofitting is possible during nominal C checks. If more time is required then it can be integrated into heavy maintenance D check to be installed concurrently. The DC motors used by Green Taxi are extremely reliable,

  • Installed on the aircraft in two overnights (150 man-hours)
  • Retrofit-able & removable product.
  • Power from the APU (not affected by engine start).
  • The pilot moves Forward and Reverse using the Green Taxi controls while utilizing the standard tiller to steer the aircraft.
  • Not part of the aircraft MEL