IndiGo has announced that it has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with WheelTug, which would provide its electric taxi system that can drive the plane forward and backward without powering up its engines or using external tugs.
“We recently signed a letter of intent reserving a large number of WheelTug systems. It provides onboard electric motors, mounted into the nosewheel of aircraft. These simple systems enable aircraft to travel on the ground without tugs or engines,” the airline said.
WheelTug systems will enable far more ‘manoeuvrability and independence’ for aircraft in the ramp area. With around 47% share in domestic air passenger market, the airline is the largest airline in India.