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A joint FAA-NASA program is seeking to mitigate issues caused by long post-taxi delays. (Photo: NASA)

Rollin’ to Your Runway Gets Faster and Greener

Does this airline experience sound familiar? Pushing back from the gate on time, you excitedly text family or friends that your flight will soon depart as scheduled. And then it happens. Long minutes pass as your jet sits idle on the ramp until receiving taxi clearance, or stuck awaiting takeoff at the end of a long conga line. Wouldn’t it be marvelous if departing airlines could be choreographed to travel in one continuous movement from pushback to takeoff through departure…