A sneak peek into Delhi Airport's Sustainable Taxiing Milestone
21 May 2021
Inching towards its commitment to ensure environment sustainability in and around its vicinity, Delhi Airport has completed 1,000 successful taxibot movements earlier this month. This has helped the airport in reducing around ~532 tonnes of Carbon and has also helped the airlines in saving around ~214,000 litres of aviation turbine fuel (ATF), which is supposed to be burned by the aircraft during taxiing.
In May 2019, Delhi Airport introduced TaxiBot, a semi-robotic hybrid special purpose vehicle to tow aircraft from terminal to runway and vice-versa. This made them the world's first and the only airport to have an environment-friendly taxing solution. Certified by India's Civil Aviation Regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) of the US, EASA of Europe and CAAI of Israel, TaxiBot is currently the only operational, environment-friendly alternative taxiing system in the market.