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TaxiBot 2

TaxiBot consists of a platform 25 tons and nine meters long animated by 2 diesel engines coupled, V8 of 500 cv, on which trains will arise before aircraft. They will thus approach (or return to the slopes) engines off, except the auxiliary.

One hundred million dollars were needed to develop this new tractor, a partnership with Airbus, Siemens and the Israeli IAI. This is the pilot of the plane that takes itself control TaxiBot, just occupied by a security driver.

Thanks to that, airlines must carry serious fuel savings : between 8 and 13 % of the total flight, as aircraft models. They spend each year 8 billion for their ground planes.
Take the example of a Boeing 747, consuming on track 4 000 liters of fuel per hour, when the TaxiBot uses only 50, This should allow airlines to save ROI between the first and second year.


Besides the environmental benefits, by the significant reduction in CO2 emissions at airports : in the case of a 747, Taxibot émettra 120 kg CO2, against 10 tons for a single plane ...
The company Touraine, which will open an ambitious production unit in the industrial area of ​​Sorigny, near Tours, is already rubbing its hands. TLV push a little further its international lights, where she made 98 % of its turnover.

Letters of intent for a hundred orders, is 100 millions of dollars, have already been received. Medium term, are dozens of jobs that will be created by this large SME, which already has 1 300 employees.

TaxiBot uses a ” turret ” to which the aircraft nose wheel is tight and can turn the driver steers the front wheel , allowing the pilot to steer the tug . It uses the aircraft's brakes.




it tests summers made Toulouse airport with Airbus A340- 600 second hand.

Taxibot, received the first prize for Industrial Innovation in April 2013


A test trailer 100 tons was specially designed to simulate a Boeing 747 and to make tests in peace.


Founder of mm2 France, oto6, then from Sixmania. The 6 wheels and more have always been a passion for me. It started in 1980 thanks to a certain Christian de Léotard, you know ?

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