Parking a 200-Tonne Airliner — How Pilots Move a Plane Around on the Ground

Aircraft are designed to fly. When they’re going to spend more than 15 hours in the air, they need to perform as efficiently as possible. From getting the most power out of the engines to maximising the lift from the wings, the main part of the design process is focussed on the airborne aspect. However, it’s no good creating the perfect flying machine if you can’t get it to and from the terminal building.

So, how do you get 200 tonnes of aircraft from the runway to the gate?

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