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taxiway:

see airportairport
or airfield,
place for landing and departure of aircraft, usually with facilities for housing and maintaining planes and for receiving and discharging passengers and cargo.
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taxiway

[′tak·sē‚wā]
(civil engineering)
A specially prepared or designated path on an airport for taxiing aircraft.

taxiway

A defined path, on a land aerodrome, selected or prepared for the use of taxiing aircraft (ICAO). A taxiway is intended to provide a link between one part of the aerodrome and another, including to and from the runway. The term includes the aircraft stand taxi lane—a portion of an apron designed as a taxiway and intended to provide access to aircraft stands only; the apron taxiway—a part of the apron intended to provide a through taxi route across the apron; and the rapid-exit or high-speed taxiway, which is connected to a runway at an acute angle and designed to allow landing aircraft to turn off at higher speeds than are achieved on another exit taxiway and thereby minimize runway occupancy time. See rapid-exit taxiway.
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$360,000 to Prineville Airport to rebuild and repair taxiways, rebuild a runway, repair runway lighting, install the runway vertical/visual guidance system and install airfield guidance signs.
In December 2015, an Alaska Airlines flight landed on a taxiway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Two 3D laser scanners check the taxiway and if an object is detected the controllers are shown its location via LASE's 3D software.
The CAA took the initiative to construct a link taxiway Delta connecting main runaway with existing PAF taxiway Charlie, which will cut down aircraft holding time on ground as well as in the air.
A taxiway is a path on an airport connecting runways with ramps, hangars, terminals and other facilities.
After holding the hover for what felt like an eternity, we finally crossed taxiway G, made our full stop at taxiway C, and continued our taxi on the ground.
First on the agenda was phases one and three, expanding the west runway and its parallel taxiway system, which the airport has worked on simultaneously for the past year.
Speaking to reporters at the inaugural ceremony, he said the taxiway would be 44 meters wide and 5.4 kilometers long.
The Thomson Airways' Boeing 737-800 flight from Doncaster had 192 passengers and seven cabin crew on board and was fortunate to avoid a catastrophic crash on the empty taxiway.
Flight BY-3351 had departed from Doncaster with a delay of three hours and with 192 passengers and 7 crew on board was cleared to land on the runway when the aircraft aligned with the parallel taxiway and touched down on that taxiway on Wednesday afternoon.
The ATIS at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is computer generated, so the list of closures during numerous taxiway and runway renovations were delivered in a steady drone with no real inflection.
I read with interest Rick Durden's article on managing crosswind landings, but found his comment about using a taxiway as a viable landing facility totally surprising.