Method for increasing aircraft effective value

2023-07-20  |  百检 31浏览

A method for increasing the effective value and extending the economic life of aircraft is provided. When older or new aircraft are enabled and controlled to move autonomously on the ground without reliance on aircraft engines or external tow vehicles by equipping the aircraft with cost-saving wheel drive systems controllable to move the aircraft autonomously on the ground, substantial reductions in aircraft operating costs can be realized, and the value of aging airline fleets, as well as new aircraft, can increased significantly. Unexpected reductions in aircraft effective economic age and value can be achieved, particularly when aircraft equipped with cost-saving wheel drive systems experience large numbers of short flights and a large amount of taxi time.