Using an electric system to taxi planes on the runway can save as much as $200,000 a year in fuel expenses, says an official with the Honeywell-Safran venture that developed the technology. "We've looked at the mid- to short-haul market, and we think that is where there is the greatest value," says Jim Fusaro, Honeywell product marketing vice president and business manager of the Electric Green Taxiing System. The system, which uses motors in the landing gear, had its debut at the Paris Air Show.

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