Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 16, 2011
DLR develops an electric nose wheel for commercial aircraft
Aircraft will soon be able to save fuel while significantly reducing airport noise thanks to a fuel cell-powered electric nose wheel. After three years of development at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), the system is now ready for preliminary testing with the DLR A320 ATRA (Advanced Testing and Research Aircraft), a modified Airbus A320.