Taxiing, turns, approach to gates - everything is done without the loud sound of motors

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    $\begingroup$ It's unfortunate that this has been marked as a duplicate since I can't now add a different answer. Air India and Lufthansa are now making use of taxibot, an Israeli developed system employing a pilot-controlled, semi-autonomous tug to tow aircraft to and from the runway. $\endgroup$ Oct 22 '19 at 13:08
  • $\begingroup$ @CatchAsCatchCan If the OP is interested in that, they could edit their question to ask for alternatives and we could then vote to re-open the question. As it is right now, the question does not ask for alternative systems, so you should not answer. $\endgroup$
    – Bianfable
    Oct 22 '19 at 15:08
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    $\begingroup$ @cathascatchcan you may add information on the other (original, not duplicate) question $\endgroup$
    – Manu H
    Oct 22 '19 at 17:12

Main Engines, and braking with wheel mechanical brakes.

Main engines at low power are used to move on the ground, that's why usually planes can't move backward, unless the engines are capable of reverse thrust.

And for ground maneuvering planes uses wheel brakes, as other land vehicles.

  • $\begingroup$ ofc, i will update it $\endgroup$
    – Greedo
    Oct 22 '19 at 13:23
  • $\begingroup$ Most larger aircraft (including regional propliners) are capable of reverse thrust, but this is avoided because the wash potentially hurling heavy objects in front of the plane around and breaking terminal windows. $\endgroup$
    – verandaguy
    Oct 24 '19 at 14:44

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