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Emission-free airports – DLR develops a fuel cell-powered electric nose wheel for commercial aircraft

1 Feb 2011, 08:50 UTC
Emission-free airports – DLR develops a fuel cell-powered electric nose wheel for commercial aircraft

Thanks to a fuel cell-powered electric nose wheel, aircraft will be able to save fuel while significantly reducing airport noise. A quiet and emission-free tarmac will be possible. After three years of development at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the system is now ready for its first rolling tests with the DLR A320 ATRA (Advanced Testing and Research Aircraft).

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