Lufthansa tests electric-powered treadmill (video)
The Lufthansa Group Look for solutions to reduce fuel consumption. The price of oil will increase in the next period and can greatly affect the aviation industry. Any savings made are welcome. Plus, Lufthansa has a few tasks to do with protecting the environment and the climate.
The past days, Lufthansa Technik successfully tested an electric-powered taxi (taxi) system. Currently, aircraft are used by engines to travel distances from runway to terminal and vice versa. In the given economic context, it would be a very good solution for this trip to be done electrically.
The tests were performed on an Airbus A320 aircraft.