“Air India has partnered with KSU Aviation to launch the use of TLD TaxiBots at Delhi and Bengaluru airports, starting with A320 family of aircraft. The adoption of the semi-robotic equipment enables a potential saving of approximately 15k tonnes in fuel consumption over three years, reducing cost for the airline. Air India seeks further deployment across its subsidiaries and other airports.”

Read the whole article here – https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/air-india-to-launch-taxibot-operations-to-save-15000-tonnes-of-jet-fuel-over-3-years/articleshow/99460592.cms


inter airport South East Asia is the premier airport marketplace to buy, sell, and network with some of Asia’s most influential airport executives.

Established in 1997, IASEA brings the entire airport value chain together and gives industry professionals across the airport sector unrivalled access to Asia’s most influential Airport Executives, development projects in Asia and Asian airport industry insights. 

Join TLD on stand C20 and discuss the latest environmentally-friendly ground support equipment, technologies and services from one of the industry’s most forward-thinking manufacturers.

TLD – Leaner&Greener

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The Asian Ground Handling International Conference is back for the first time in nearly four years in a bid to help aviation business leaders supercharge the region’s recovery after the Covid crisis.

The 14th Asian Conference will take place at Le Meridien Hotel & Conference Centre, Dubai, 21-23 February 2023.

TLD is pleased to announce its attendance at this important industry event and will have a presence at Booth E09 – meet the sales and technical team face-to-face and discuss your GSE requirements.


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TLD is proud to be supporting China Eastern Airlines as they take delivery of their first Comac C919 narrowbody with commercial flights anticipated to commence in early 2023.



Schiphol and partners have started conducting follow-up sustainable taxiing tests. At the airport, a KLM plane drove from Schiphol-Centre to and from a platform near the Zwanenburgbaan Runway with its engines switched off. This way of taxiing can significantly reduce fuel consumption and therefore CO2, nitrogen and ultrafine particle emissions. This trial run marks the start of various tests with the two semi-robotic taxiing systems that Schiphol purchased earlier this year.

TaxiBots will be deployed at the airport over the next year and a half. The TaxiBots will take some planes to a location further away from the gate and en route to the runway to start their engines there. Further operational experience with this vehicle will be gained by carrying out pushbacks and by towing empty aircraft.

Polderbaan preparations
According to the original plan, continual test drives to and from the Polderbaan Runway were to have been carried out at the moment. The plan has been modified and now studies, simulations and tests will be carried out over the next eighteen months and as much experience as possible will be gained with the TaxiBots. The aim is to test, introduce and scale up new procedures for sustainable taxiing to and from the Polderbaan, among other locations, from mid-2024.

Sustainable taxiing as standard
Schiphol is striving for sustainable taxiing at the airport in 2030, together with Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL), KLM, Transavia, Corendon Dutch Airlines, TUIfly and ground handling companies dnata, Swissport, Viggo, KLM Ground Services and TaxiBot provider Smart Airport Systems. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management is supporting the initiative. The tests are part of European initiatives within the framework of the ALBATROSS-consortium and its successor: HERON. These subsidy projects aim to make aviation more sustainable.

TLD TaxiBot pictures reproduced with kind permission from Royal Schiphol Group.

The Ground Handling International Annual Conference is the global aviation community’s favourite forum for exchanging new business opportunities and championing ground service excellence.

Since its debut in 1999 – the Annual has forged a proud reputation for providing quality networking, premium content and outstanding customer service. 

TLD is a leading industrial company specializing in the design, manufacture, distribution and after-sales service and support of aviation ground support equipment…

…so please join us on booth E71, and find out how our ‘Leaner&Greener’ range of GSE can benefit your operation AND the environment.

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