rapid-exit taxiway

rapid-exit taxiway

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Taxiways linked to runways at an angle that permits aircraft to exit the runway at high speeds (40–58 mph or 65–93 km/h). The intersection angle of such taxiways should not be less than 25° nor greater than 45°. Ideally, it should be 30°. The recommended design radius of curve is at least 605 yards (550 m) for runways with code 3 or 4 and 302 yards (275 m) for runways with code 1 or 2. These taxiways should include a straight distance after the turnoff curve sufficient for an existing aircraft to come to a full stop clear of any intersecting runway.
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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.
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.
Apparently, Borja impertinently pointed out that since the country is experiencing unprecedented air-traffic congestion at that time, then the scarce resources borrowed from Japan should be spent in more airspace capability, like a new airport, parallel and wider runways and rapid-exit taxiways (RET).
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.