May 18, 2017
IAI’s TaxiBot granted certification for operation with Airbus A320 aircraft family
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)TaxiBot, the semi-robotic pilot-controlled vehicle for dispatch towing, obtained EASA certification for operation with the Airbus A320 aircraft family. The certification includes the approval for engine start-up during taxi for all types of the A318-319-320-321 aircraft including the NEO variants. Certification of the A320 aircraft family by Airbus and EASA is valid also for the FAA and it joins existing certification for operation of the TaxiBot with all types of the B737 aircraft. The certification for both A320 and B737 families covers more than 70% of the entire worldwide commercial airlines flights, which could be provided with TaxiBot service.