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Old 07-16-2019, 01:41 PM   #15 (permalink)
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What I've always wanted to see is at least 1 electric motor driving the wheels. Rather than needing a pushback, just use the electric wheel to taxi, and only spool up the engines at takeoff (or however long is needed to warm up before takeoff). Perhaps the extra weight isn't justified when there's plenty of infrastructure in place for a pushback, though that whole process takes a couple minutes.
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