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SpiceJet ties up with WheelsTag for electric taxi system production slots

An all-purpose carrier with Gurugram headquarters is the largest Boeing 737 operator in the country.

Budget carrier SpiceJet on Wednesday said it has tied up with WheelTug Plc to store 400 production slots for the electric taxi system.

The application of such a system helps an aircraft to move forward or backward without powering its engines or using an tug.

The airline said in a release that the electric taxi system would enable SpiceJet to save fuel, reduce carbon emissions as well as noise levels and improve fleet utilization.

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The WheelTug system employs a high-torque motor in the nose wheels of the aircraft. SpiceJet said the pilots themselves control the aircraft, conducting ground operations without the need for a tug for maneuvers.

In addition, SpiceJet gate and stand operations will be faster and more reliable, helping the airline eliminate unexpected long delays affecting the schedule on any given day.

A spokesperson for the airline spokesperson said that by incorporating wheel-togs into its B737 operations, SpiceJet aims to reduce fuel burn in and out of the taxi.

An all-purpose carrier with Gurugram headquarters is the largest Boeing 737 operator in the country.

The Chief Executive Officer of Wheelchog, Isaiah Cox said, “The signing of SpiceJet at the moment shows that both companies are expecting a strong recovery for the industry as the world responds to the COVID-19 crisis.”

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