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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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In December 2015, an Alaska Airlines flight landed on a taxiway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
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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.
According to sources, this taxiway will be almost two kilometres in length.
It may take another year after that to get the money for the east taxiway system.
According to the online aviation news site, Aviation Herald, flight BY3350 was on approach to and cleared to land on runway 29, but aligned with and landed on the parallel 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 company plans to raise funds for the taxiway and hanger from issuing bonds for up to USD9m.
Notices to airmen: Runway 17L-35R closed between Taxiway Golf and Taxiway Foxtrot; 6000 feet available for departure.
Author Rick Durden responds: In my opinion, choosing to make a landing on a closed runway in the event of a very strong crosswind because of concern about ability to control the airplane on the open runway is a different situation than landing on an open, maintained taxiway under such conditions.
Pilot error and airport night lighting conditions were both involved when a Continental Airlines jet landed on a taxiway instead of a runway at Newark Liberty International Airport in October 2006, according to a report issued Tuesday.
BURBANK -- Bob Hope Airport officials are seeking about $750,000 to design a taxiway extension and prepare a plan to consolidate rental-car lots now scattered throughout the area.