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New replacement for pushback tugs

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Means a few more items to cover in proximity to the active runway, though that's already the case with so many practicing single engine taxis now.

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You know what's really amazing, is that it is such a simple concept, that it has taken this long for someone to come up with it. They're going to make a lot of money with this one, once it catches on. (I only wish I thought of it!!!LOL.gif)

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Boeing actually tested it and the fuel it saved in taxi was burnt up by carrying that extra weight around.

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Boeing actually tested it and the fuel it saved in taxi was burnt up by carrying that extra weight around.
What's your source? The only test I found that Boeing (Boeing Phantom works) participated in didn't say anything of the kind. The extra weight is said to be no more then 1 or 2 passengers (300 pounds), which is also offset by the extra taxi fuel, that would no longer be needed.http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2005/q3/nr_050801a.html

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My dad was the lead engineer on the 737 about 5 years ago when they worked on the project.

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My dad was the lead engineer on the 737 about 5 years ago when they worked on the project.
Well it can't be that bad if an airline like EL-AL is committing to it.

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They are just doing feasibility checks now. We'll see if they find the same findings as Boeing.

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I'm glad to see that the real world has finally caught up with Flight Sim. I've been backing up my planes for years without a tug. I just push CTRL+P!

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