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Old September 23rd 19, 02:06 PM posted to uk.transport.london
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On 23/09/2019 14:58, Basil Jet wrote:
On 23/09/2019 12:15, wrote:
On Mon, 23 Sep 2019 10:37:29 -0000 (UTC)
Recliner wrote:
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Ah, greenwash at its finest. I'm sure reducing the number of vehicles
going
to and from the airport will really make up for the extra emissions
from the
aircraft using the new runway such as the A380 which burns half a ton
of fuel
just to get from the gate to take off position.


Isn't that what those yellow drones someone linked to last week are for?


Weren't those just for pushback?

It would, of course, clearly be better if the took the planes to their
start points on the runway, but I'm assuming that if they're on their
own power from the point of no return on the taxiways you can get a
better throughput as you don't have to wait for the drones to decouple
and get (provably) out of the way.