Pushback operation and procedures performed by TaxiBot identical to today
Immediate taxiing after pushback eliminating bottlenecks in the gate area
Taxiing with engines stopped. Engines start shortly before take-off with respect to required warm-up time
Pilot is in control at all times (after Pushback) using airplane tiller and brakes (transparent to pilot)
Taxiing at 23 knots, same as current airplane taxi speed
No modification in airplane system
No need for APU replacement
No added weight to the airplane
No impact on NLG fatigue life
Pilots fully in control during taxiing
Improved traction on wet or icy surfaces
News & Publications
In cooperation with Air Traffic Control Netherlands (LVNL), the Ministry of I&W, Corendon Dutch Airlines, KLM, Transavia, EasyJet and handlers dnata and KLM Ground Services.
Oct 30, 2019
Routine operation with B737 operators (SpiceJet, Air India Express).
Trials with A320 operators (Indigo, India Air Asia, Air India, Go Air).
Oct 29, 2018
Since Oct 29th 2018, TaxiBot in a reality in New Delhi International Airport. Spice Jet and Jet Airways are the first airlines to enjoy TaxiBoting.
May 6, 2018
In May 2018, Indian DGCA endorsed FAA STC on Boeing B737 NG and certification on Airbus A320s.
October 9, 2017
FAA Certified the Boeing 737 family for Taxiing from the Gate to Takeoff by TaxiBot®
May 18, 2017
Being the First and Only Certified alternative taxiing system worldwide, the TaxiBot Can provide services for over 70% of the main Airliner commercial Fleets.
December 13, 2016
Certification tests for the A320 family completed successfully at Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France on 8 December, 2016
September 9, 2016
EASA and CAAI Certified the Boeing 737-NG Taxiing from the Gate to Takeoff by TaxiBot®
October 27, 2015
Ulrich Sammet, Siemens TaxiBot project leader, presented TaxiBot in front of the Siemens board and Siemens top 500 managers from all over the world. The TaxiBot project was chosen as the best of Siemens and left 482 applicants behind it. The recognition of the achievement of Siemens TaxiBot team is a great honor for the whole TaxiBot team.
October 6-9, 2015
The TaxiBot (WB) for wide body aircraft was presented at the inter airport europe 2015 exhibition in Munich, Germany. The TaxiBot (WB) is the larger version of the TaxiBot (NB), the world's only certified and operational aircraft taxiing alternative.
Feb 19, 2015
Hybrid-electric aircraft tractor taxies aircraft with turned-off engines to runway MoU for wide body aircraft certification testing signed today
November 25, 2014
Lufthansa flight LH140 from Frankfurt to Nuremberg was dispatch-towed by the TaxiBot.
November 3, 2014
The Boeing 737 has been officially certified for TaxiBot® dispatch towing. The Supplement Type Certificate (STC) was issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI).
October 15, 2014
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and TLD Group signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) with Air France to evaluate the use of the TaxiBot system, on Air France Wide Body (WB) fleet operation, at Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport.
July 7, 2014
Pending certification approval, an in-service evaluation will be conducted on commercial flights departing from Frankfurt airport.
April 4, 2014
Lufthansa together with its partners will receive the ‘Greentec Award’ in the Aviation category for their E-PORT AN project – Electro mobility at Frankfurt Airport that includes the TaxiBot. The award will be presented in Munich on May 4th, 2014.
March 26, 2014
The 3rd TaxiBot was delivered in Frankfurt Airport on March 26th, 2014.
TaxiBot set a new record by reaching a speed of twenty three knots during taxiing of a fully-loaded (seventy four ton) Airbus 320 aircraft.
Jan 30, 2014
June 7, 2013
The first production TaxiBot aircraft tow-tractor - a narrowbody version- arrived by road on Frankfurt Main Airport on June 7. The vehicle, delivered to Lufthansa LEOS, the ground handling-arm of Germany's national airline, is a hybrid diesel electric, towbarless tow-tractor, aimed at delivering a giant leap in fuel economy.
Major saving in fuel consumption
Significant reduction of greenhouse gases
Significant reduction of noise levels
FOD reduced by 50%
Increased operational efficiency and throughput at airport gates