Another entry says: 'Birmingham airport has an acute need for a rapid-exit taxiway
for aircraft landing on Runway 15, and has had for several years.
TWO newly built rapid-exit taxiways
(RET) that would allow a speedy exit of landing airplanes on runway 06-24 will be opened for operation at 3 p.m.
Within the first two years, he said the consortium would begin work on adding Naia's taxiways and rapid-exit taxiways
, used by aircraft to travel between the terminals and the main runways.
Immediately upon takeover, GMR Megawide will enhance NAIA's airside infrastructure, which includes building full-length parallel taxiways for both runways, additional Rapid-Exit Taxiways
(RETs) for the primary runway, extension of the secondary runway plus provision of the maximum number of aircraft stands.
Busy airports typically construct high-speed or rapid-exit taxiways
in order to allow aircraft to leave the runway at higher speeds.
There will also be a cargo complex capable of handling 100,000 tonnes a year, four rapid-exit taxiways
, apron parking sufficient for the contact stands, underground cable network, parking for ground handling vehicles, secure cargo areas and major airport road infrastructure.
And high-speed or rapid-exit taxiways
allow aircraft to leave the runway at higher speeds and vacate the runway for other aircraft.
In its proposal, pegged at $3 billion, GMR-Megawide plans to construct full-length parallel taxiways for both of the Naia's runways, construct an additional rapid-exit taxiways
for the primary runway extend the secondary runway, and provide the maximum number of aircraft stands.
He said addressing airside issues such as the lack of taxiways, rapid-exit taxiways
and aircraft parking stalls would help increase runway capacity at Naia from 40 movements per hour to 60 movements.