Self-drive nose wheel promises less time on the tarmac

One of the most tedious things about air travel is the long wait between the door closing and the aircraft pulling away from the gate. To help speed things up, Stirling Dynamics has contracted with WheelTug to design a new nose wheel for Boeing’s 737NG jet airliner. The new wheel will contain electric motors powered by the aircraft’s Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) that will allow the pilot to back away from or taxi to an airport gate without using engine thrust or a ground tug vehicle…
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