Boeing and Chorus Motors said that based on "successful tests" conducted with an Air Canada 767, electric motors "may be a viable way of powering airplanes" for ground movement in and around gate areas. This technology largely would eliminate "the use of airport tow tugs and jet engines, as well as reducing emissions," Boeing said. Next steps involve working to resolve successfully the technical issues that surfaced during the tests in order to define a path for commercial system installation.
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