TaxiBots for UPSC IAS
  • TaxiBots are semi-robotic tow trucks to help airlines reduce the use of Air Turbine Fuel (ATF) during taxiing.
  • An aircraft can be steered with both its engines off with the help of a TaxiBot, which lifts and holds the aircraft’s nose wheel and transports it from the terminal to the runway and back.
  • This can help airlines save jet fuel (ATF), one of the largest expenses for an airline, accounting for nearly 30% of total operational costs.

Latest News about TaxiBots

  • 17 April 2023:
    • Air India says eco-friendly taxibot operations will enable it to curb 15,000 tonnes of fuel usage


  1. The Hindu

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