ATS – aircraft automated towing system
This is about how to build an automated passenger aircraft towing system in not-so-simple steps.
A few years ago, we were approached by Mr Slawomir Malicki, a Polish entrepreneur. At our first meeting, in conversation, Mr. Slawek presented his idea and asked us to prepare a 3D animation to convince investors to realize a rather unconventional and innovative invention.
At first, the concept seemed somewhat unrealistic – an autonomous system to tow passenger aircraft at airports. Building underground duct infrastructure, holding up traffic, and rebuilding airports on a grand scale… sounds unrealistic from a logistical point of view and is undoubtedly difficult to implement and incredibly expensive. When you add an automated IT system for organizing and controlling traffic during the taxiing phase, the invention sounds almost like a futuristic vision straight out of a science fiction movie.
OK, it may be unrealistic and difficult to implement in reality, but why not show such an idea in animation? Anything can be done in 3D 😉We at Modelight are mainly engineers, so it was with all the more commitment and curiosity that we decided to take up the challenge, help the inventor, and prepare an animation showing a groundbreaking idea for the aerospace industry. According to the plans, drawings, and many consultations with the inventor, we made 3D models and animation.