14 March 2014
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Safran (NYSE: SAF) said they have signed a memorandum of understanding with GoAir to support the advancement of the EGTS electric taxiing system.
EGTS uses electric motors on the main landing gear to enable aircraft to push back autonomously and taxi without using its main engines to improve operational efficiency and reduce emissions. The news follows an agreement with Airbus in December to jointly evaluate EGTS as an option for the company´s A320 family of airplanes.
Under the agreement, GoAir will provide data on its taxiing operations to Honeywell and Safran to assist in maturing the system and to define the precise fuel and other operational benefits it would see by using the technology across its fleets. The agreement will also see GoAir assist in establishing the airline standard operational procedures for aircraft equipped with the system.
Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials.
Safran is an international high-technology group with three core businesses: aerospace (propulsion and equipment), defence and security. Its website is at www.safran-group.com / Follow @SAFRAN on Twitter
Launched in November 2005, Go Airlines (India) Ltd. is the aviation foray of the Wadia Group and currently operates across 21 destinations with 120 daily flights and approximately 2,000 connections weekly. Its website is at www.GoAir.in.