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Just a question.
How is it that airliners still taxi from the gate to the active runway by them self instead of using towtrucks to set them of at the runway.

Would that not save a lot of fuell and contrbute to our climate?


Ton van Dongen

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My guess is resources.  They just have not invested in the infrastructure to do it and it may be cheaper not to. There are also safety and logistics issues to have to deal with.  Imagine the traffic jam of tow vehicles at very busy airports that may require new taxi ways, etc.  Its a bigger issue than meets the eye.  

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And arguably, the tow trucks would have to make a return trip each time, not to mention waiting in line as the airplanes line up for departure..  :unsure:

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The carbon emissions an airliner emits taxiing to the runway is negligible compare to what they are dumping into the stratosphere and 30-40 thousand feet.

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Forget about towtrucks, they pollute also too much, have the passengers push the airplane to the runway and politicians in charge as traffic controllers 😂 

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Super idea! Let's wait till we get to the runway to find out the flight is scrubbed due to mechanical problems.

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Better still, install pedals at all seats so pax can provide the power to taxi!! Sell the idea to the pax as needed cardio-vascular exercise... :laugh:

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I worked for major U.S. carriers for several years as the ATC rep/liaison to FAA. The idea has surfaced several times over the years,  but it just is not practical due to management, resources, coordination and many other reasons. The concept becomes overly complex and inefficient at major hubs like EWR, ORD and IAH. 

 

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What would be the speed limit for a tow truck towing a big jet on the taxiways?


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There is no such thing as climate change. Donald tRump said so.....go ahead and delete this mods.....I just had to say it..........Doug

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There is no such thing as man made climate change.

There, fixed it for yah !

 


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Good point. That's really what I meant. Thanks.................Doug


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Sure there is. Inside the VAB  at Kennedy Space Center is its own micro-climate. 


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