FILE PHOTO: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County, June 12, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan, USA, as domestic travel increases nationwide as the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases decline . Take a taxi to the airport runway. .Reuters / Seth Harald
September 28, 2021
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Tuesday it plans to introduce new software features to reduce taxi times and reduce congestion for flights at 27 airports.
The FAA and NASA said the new software has been tested for four years to calculate gate pushback at busy centers “to allow each aircraft to roll over and take off directly on the runway.” The FAA said it expects to save more than 7 million gallons of fuel annually and reduce CO2 emissions by more than 75,000 tons when deployed.
(Reporting by David Shepardson, edited by Franklin Paul)